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Celebrity Charity: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos donate $1 million to help New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus pandemic

By Rachel Mcgrath For Dailymail.com

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As the coronavirus pandemic worsens, New York City reached 3,954 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths on Thursday.

And Manhattan residents Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos acted to try and help with the resources needed to care for those affected by the spread of the virus.

The celebrity couple has donated $1 million to aid relief efforts in the Big Apple, a source told People.

Aid: Manhattan residents Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have donated $1 million to aid relief efforts in New York City as the number of confirmed coronavirus skyrockets in the Big Apple

People’s source said that some of the money would be allocated to the New York Governor’s Office for the purchase of urgently needed ventilators.

The rest of the money would be given to WIN, an organization running 11 women’s shelters across New York City.

The Live With host, 49, and the Riverdale actor, 48, have been married since 1996 and share three children. 

Generous: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds announced Monday they have donated $1 million to the nonprofits Feeding America and Food Banks Canada as the situation worsens

Practical help: The charities they donated to work to combat food insecurity, running food banks and providing disaster relief supplies across North America

Just a few days ago, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively announced they have donated $1 million to the nonprofit organizations Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

The Deadpool star, 43, and the Gossip Girl actress, 32, announced their charitable move via Instagram on Monday.

‘Covid-19 has brutally impacted older adults and low income families,’ Reynolds shared. ‘Blake and I are donating $1 million to be split between FEEDING AMERICA and FOOD BANKS CANADA. If you can give, these orgs need our help.’

Reynolds then lightened the mood by adding: ‘Take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who’s isolated and might need connection. (Hugh Jackman’s # is 1-555-HUGH.)’  

And on Wednesday, Frozen star Kristen Bell, 39, shared via Instagram that she has made a substantial donation to the charity No Kid Hungry.

She also shared that her two daughters Lincoln, six, and Delta, five, emptied their piggy bank and added their savings to their mom’s total. 

Kristen, who shares her children with husband Dax Shepard, revealed she donated $150,007.96.

‘The reason the number is odd, is because when my kids overheard me making the donation, they asked if they could also donate the money from their piggy bank,’ the Frozen star wrote on Instagram. 

‘I couldn’t have been prouder to add that extra, and important 7 dollars and 96 cents.’

No Kid Hungry is dedicated to ending child hunger and poverty and as schools close in order to try and slow down the spread of COVID-19, the charity claims that millions of children who rely on school meals are going hungry. 

Kind deed: Kristen Bell,  39, shared via Instagram Wednesday that she has made a substantial donation to the nonprofit organization No Kid Hungry to help feed children affected by school closures during the coronavirus pandemic

Generous: The proud mom shared that her two daughters Lincoln, six, and Delta, five, emptied their piggy bank and added their savings of $7. 96 to their mom’s donation of $150,000

Celebrity couple: Kristen shares her children with husband Dax Shepard, pictured in 2016

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