Famous Couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Extend a $1 Million Helping Hand to Children in Israel and Gaza

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds (Credits: The Wrap)

The well-known philanthropic power couple from Hollywood, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, have once again demonstrated their unwavering commitment to helping others. With the intention of aiding the welfare of children involved in the Israel-Hamas war, the dynamic duo recently donated a generous $1 million donation to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Lively and Reynolds have a strong conviction in the value of making a difference, which they have used to demonstrate their dedication to deserving groups over the years. When Russia invaded Ukraine in the past, they gave to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and matched donations up to $1 million.

They also gave $500,000 to Water First Education & Training Inc., a foundation dedicated to providing clean water to Indigenous people. Furthermore, they extended their sympathy to individuals afflicted by the COVID-19 outbreak, donating a staggering $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds (Credits: Business Insider)

They recently demonstrated their constant support for fellow performers during a difficult time by donating $1 million to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s financial assistance program, which assists artists enduring economic difficulty as a result of the ongoing actors’ strike.

Their most recent act of kindness couldn’t have come at a better time. On the same day as the Hamas terrorist strikes, the ICRC sent a truckload of critical medical supplies to a Gaza hospital. The crucial things included in these supplies, such as body bags and stretchers, reflect the grave situation on the ground.

The organization has also been diligently searching for and gaining access to hostages in order to contact their families and deliver critical medical care. It has also been aggressively assessing the damage to sewage and water treatment infrastructure.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds (Credits: Self)

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have made history by being the first well-known celebrities to donate money to both Israel and Gaza during the ongoing Israel-Hamas War, which has tragically resulted in the loss of life. As Israel’s military prepares for what they have referred to as the “next stages of the war,” which could involve significant ground operations, the situation is still hazardous and uncertain.

Lively and Reynolds have taken the lead in lending their support, but they are not the only ones who are dedicated to aiding those who are being impacted by the situation. Many other well-known people, including Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, Yara Shahidi, Kerry Washington, and Martha Stewart, have also shown their support for the innocent people who have been hurt in the violence, highlighting the need for group effort and compassion in trying circumstances.