During the COVID-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV 2) pandemic, people have come together to help each other. While some make donations and provide basic necessities, others help by just staying indoors. In a similar situation, Avengers star, Paul Bettany, has asked his fans to help the New York homeless.
While he has played countless characters, Paul Bettany is best known for Avengers, A Beautiful Mind and A Knight’s Tale
His debut role was Eric Birling in An Inspector Calls. After that, he worked in Shakespeare plays like Julius Ceaser, Romeo and Juliet and Richard III. His film debut came with Bent, a film about Holocaust, where he starred opposite Clive Owen, Jude Law, and Ian McKellen. In 2001, Paul Bettany starred in A Knight’s Tale and A Beautiful Mind. These films gave him a breakthrough in Hollywood which led to other opportunities. Thus began his incredible journey and got him films like Wimbledon, The Da Vinci Code and Dogville. In 2008, he starred opposite Robert Downey Jr. as J.A.R.V.I.S in Iron Man. Later, he appeared in Avengers films and as Vision in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. His performance as Ted Kaczynski in Manhunt: Unabomber was loved by all.
— Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) February 3, 2020
In 2014, Bettany released his directorial debut film, Shelter
The story revolves around two homeless people who live on the streets of New York. The film stars, his wife, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Mackie. In order to prepare for the film, Bettany and Connelly took part in volunteer programs of Coalition For The Homeless. This New York-based organization works for the rehabilitation of homeless people. They provide food, crisis services and housing for the New York homeless. Paul Bettany has been involved with Coalition since then.
Recently, he asked his fans to help him provide food for homeless people
In a tweet, he wrote:
With so many food & social service programs shutdown in NYC, @nyhomeless, needs your help more than ever! The Coalition for the Homeless’ Grand Central Food Program brings food & supplies to vulnerable NYers every night.
With so many food & social service programs shutdown in NYC, @nyhomeless needs your help more than ever! The Coalition for the Homeless' Grand Central Food Program brings food & supplies to vulnerable NYers every night. Please give if you can: https://t.co/6G5ISFIF4c
— Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) March 27, 2020
He also mentioned the link to the website where you can make donations for the homeless. The Grand Central Food Program is one of the few programs which are still working seven days a week to give food and emergency services. Let’s hope it can continue by giving help to the homeless.