Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Donating $200,000 to Help Compton Residents Address Critical Needs
The contribution will increase access to food and healthcare in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic
Compton, CA. – Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are donating $200,000 to support Compton residents during the COVID-19 health crisis. The donation will fund vital needs in the City including food, medical testing and medical supplies.
“Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have always been great advocates and supporters of the City of Compton,” said Mayor Aja Brown. “Increasing access to food and vital healthcare are some of the most important ways we can make an impact for our community in this time of need.”
The donation will provide free meals for people who need it most. It will also directly fund COVID-19 tests for those who cannot afford them. Per day, approximately 30 people in Compton are tested for COVID-19 and on average 10 people are turned away because they can’t afford the test.
“As issues like unemployment, food insecurity and lack of COVID-19 testing sweep the nation, I hope that this contribution will inspire others to take action, get involved and support their neighborhoods in any way they can,” said Mayor Brown. “Even in a time of social distancing, this contribution is a strong testament to how we can still come together to support the communities we love.”
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have a long history of contributing to the Compton community. Dr. Dre was also born and raised in the City of Compton.
Mayor Brown added, "Dr. Dre is a gamechanger, a constant source of support for our community seen and unseen. He’s always there for our community, each and every time I call and for that I am eternally thankful. Whether he’s donating behind the scenes to ensure Compton treasurers like the Compton Cowboys’ Jr. Equestrian Center remains in tact during this crisis or funding a state of the art youth performing arts center, Dr. Dre is a champion for our city. Dr. Dre’s love for Compton is undeniable and he is already strategizing how he can make a longterm impact in Compton as we prepare to strengthen our community and ensure that we remain Compton Strong in the years to come.”