George Harrison‘s Material World Foundation has donated $500,000 for Coronavirus relief, according to Rolling Stone. Harrison, who died in 2001, had started the charity in 1973, with proceeds from his second solo chart-topper, “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth),” being funneled directly into the charity. The Foundation, which is led by Harrison's widow and son, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, made the donation to specifically benefit MusiCares' COVID-19 Foundation, Save The Children, and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).
Rolling Stone posted, “In addition, the Foundation launched 'The Inner Light Challenge,' in which users across the globe share a line, verse, or chorus from the Beatles’ 1968 B side — featured in a new lyric-video. One dollar will be donated to pandemic relief for every person who posts the clip with the hashtag #innerlight2020, with a maximum of $100,000.” Dhani Harrison has posted a clip of him singing his father's legendary song.
Olivia said in a statement, “These lyrics sung by George are a positive reminder to all of us who are isolating, in quarantine, or respecting the request to shelter in place. Let’s get and stay connected at this difficult time. There are things we can do to help, and we invite you to share your Inner Light.”