U2 is doing its part to help their homeland with a donation of a whopping $10.9 million to help Ireland's fight against the coronavirus. People.com reported Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr., and Adam Clayton made the contribution “to aid with the sourcing and purchasing of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Ireland” — with some of the money going to the first responders dealing with patients on the front lines.
On Wednesday (April 6th), the first batch of medical supplies purchased with the band's contribution arrived at Dublin Airport and included 40 ventilators as part of the package.
We caught up with Bono a while back and he explained why U2 remains as socially active as they are: “One thing I'm very sure about is that I am a spoiled-rotten rock star. I am over-paid, over-nourished, and over-dressed (laughter). And I'm sure the work that the band have done is some kind of Catholic guilt — but it's working, so we'll continue with it.”