Rihanna has vowed to help the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian left vast destruction in its wake this week. The Barbadian singer pledged her support on Twitter.
"It truly breaks my heart to see the complete devastation that #HurricaneDorian is having on the Bahamas," she wrote in one tweet.
The Clara Lionel Foundation was founded by Rihanna in 2012. The foundation "supports and funds groundbreaking education and emergency response programs around the world," according to its website. The organization has committed over $4 million in grants in the past two years.
Rihanna is no stranger to humanitarian work in the Caribbean. In 2017, Harvard University awarded her the Humanitarian of the Year Award for her work improving education and healthcare in the area. The artist has also provided relief efforts in the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
At least seven deaths have been reported in the Bahamas from Dorian, with the full scope of the disaster still unknown. As of Wednesday afternoon, Dorian's maximum sustained winds had decreased slightly to 105 mph (165 kph) but it remains a Category 2 hurricane.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dorian is centered about 115 miles (185 kilometers) east of Jacksonville and is moving north-northwest near 9 mph (15 kph). Its center is east of Jacksonville, Florida and the storm is moving parallel to the U.S Atlantic coast.