Bhubaneswar: ‘Quantico’ actress Priyanka Chopra has a unique gift for the healthcare professionals who are working day and night to save lives during this pandemic.
As per reports, the Bollywood actress has pledged to donate 10,000 pairs of comfortable footwear to healthcare professionals to make them feel at ease while carrying out their duties.
In a press statement, Piggy Chops said, “Healthcare professionals across the country are our true superheroes, working everyday to ensure our safety and fighting for us on the frontlines. Their courage, commitment, and sacrifice are saving innumerable lives in this global pandemic. While we cannot even imagine what it is like to be in their shoes, we can at least help them be comfortable in them. Because of the nature of their work, it is critical for them to have easy-to-clean shoes and apparel for themselves. We are so glad to be able to offer this support and hope this helps these caregivers in the fight against this virus.”
The footwear will be distributed among healthcare professionals in Kerala, Maharashtra, Haryana and Karnataka.
Besides this, Priyanka Chopra and her husband Nick Jonas have also donated an undisclosed amount to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES), UNICEF, Goonj, Doctors Without Borders, No Kid Hungry, and SAG-AFTRA.
The actress said, “So many people around the world need our support more than ever. It was important for Nick and I to donate to organisations that are helping low income and homeless families, helping doctors and first responders, feeding children, and of course supporting the music and entertainment industry. They need your support too, and we would implore you to donate. No amount is too small, even if it’s $1. Together, we can make a difference.”