Japanese famous artist and philantropist Yoshiki partners with Bono, Jennifer Hudson and Will.i.am to send a message of hope through music, in these difficult times.
Yoshiki as the other artists featured, posted today on his Instagram account, the video initiating the movement #sing4life with a message to the world :
”I know you are trying hard to restrain yourself to fight against this virus. I believe that your effort… everyone’s effort, will affect the entire human race. We will overcome, we can do this together. I’m praying for your health and safety.”
You can watch the video here.
Alongside this movement who encourage people to stay at home and to not loose hope during the quarantine, Yoshiki who currently leaves in LA, is working closely with the US authorities and hospitals to help as much as he can . He already made two donations for Meals on Wheels and Musicares COVID-19 relief fund.
YOSHIKI has donated $100,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Fund established by the Recording Academy and its charitable foundation MusiCares to help music creators and professionals affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
YOSHIKI said, “As a musician, I decided to donate to the COVID-19 Relief Fund to help my colleagues who might be struggling. With this virus threatening not just one country but the entire world, I sincerely hope that, through self-restraint and patience, we can contain the spread of new infections and eliminate this threat as soon as possible, and all industries can be revived again, including the entertainment industry.”
YOSHIKI has made donations in support of multiple Meals on Wheels branches across Los Angeles through his 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.
“I think now is the time to support each other. It’s time to give, not take, especially when there are people who are vulnerable during the current crisis,” said YOSHIKI, who has made Los Angeles his home for the past 20 years.
“I wanted to make a donation to the elderly people who have difficulty going out and cannot get enough to eat. If I can help just a little, then maybe others can also be inspired to give. This situation is not just limited to L.A., and I myself am having more difficulty than usual getting food. I hope it will end soon.
“YOSHIKI’s relationship with Meals on Wheels extends back 10 years, and his support this week includes gifts of $3000 each to Meals on Wheel locations in:Long Beach, Culver City, West Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Downtown L.A., Orange County, Pasadena, Santa Monica.
Donations to Meals on Wheels can be made through the organization’s website