Hollywood star Sean Penn has decided to collaborate with the city of Los Angeles to offer help amid the Coronavirus outbreak. The actor and his non-profit organisation CORE have collaborated with the city to run a Coronavirus testing center in the east side of LA. Sean Penn was lauded for his efforts for helping out the community in the time of need by the Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Jeff Gorell.
According to the organisation's website, they are working in partnership with the City of Los Angeles to promote safe and efficient COVID-19 testing to the vulnerable populations in Los Angeles. The drive-through testing clinics will be available to those who pre-qualify as high risk. However, details regarding the project remain unclear. The NGO is also working towards assisting medical professionals amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Mystic River actor is the founder of an NGO called CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort). It was formed back in 2010 in response to the earthquake in Haiti was formerly called J/P Haitian Relief Organization. As much as Sean Penn is known for his acting, he is also popularly known for his humanitarian work as well.
Sean Penn is one of the latest celebrities to use his platform for donations amid the COVID-19 outbreak. A lot of other celebrities have also come forward and pledged their donations towards helping people in need. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively pledged $1 million to split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. Other stars like Jennifer Garner, Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Kylie Jenner and many more have also joined hands with different charities and pledged their donations.