Twitch Aid 2020 brings together gamers, musicians, and celebs for COVID-19 charity

    
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The lineup isn’t quite as wild as the bands that raised $127M to fight African famines at Live Aid in the ’80s, but the heart and the effort for Twitch Aid 2020 is definitely there. Yep, this afternoon Twitch announced a massive online streaming event – with everything from music to games – this Saturday, all in an effort to keep people home and watching – and donating.

“Stars from the worlds of music, gaming, and sports are going live to save lives. Stay home and tune in LIVE this Saturday, March 28th 9am-9pm PT to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. All proceeds will be donated to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.”

The video game of note in the lineup is Fortnite – no surprise there – and the company is encouraging smaller streamers to tag in and run their own donation drives during the event.

Source: Press release, official site

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Castagere Shaikura

Wow, this is really stupid.

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Brett Urben

So Jeff Bezos wants me to donate? How about he gives his workers paid sick leave or does SOMETHING that isn’t abjectly evil and I’ll consider donating from my shitty salary.

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zoward

Umm, $127? I think it was a little more than that…

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Armsbend

At this point in time – you are a fool if you are not holding your cash with hands clutched.

If we go Depression – we, you will need that money – not a twitch streamer’s tax write offs or the inept WHO.

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zoward

I’ll take at least a little risk and throw some cash toward local businesses who desperately need the money, especially since I’m saving a small fortune on gasoline by telecommuting, not eating out, etc. No sense hiding in a bunker while the economy collapses – at least not yet. I’m also fortunate to be employed in healthcare, which has a pretty good outlook jobwise right now. It doesn’t hurt that my wife and I grow a portion of our own food. She always said, jokingly, that she’d go full-on prepper one day. That day may be sooner than we had expected.

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Armsbend

I’m going out almost every day. F it.

I was a prepper a month before this hit. Canned goods. TP. Medicine and cleaner. Not more than I needed but enough for a few months with nothing. I took out a few thousand in cash – so as you say, I can still support local business and get stuff I need.

But if you are reading this – whether ot not this turns dire – wasting cash on this junk is an awful AWFUL idea.