Celebrities are lining up with their wallets to help protect American kids from gun violence in the wake of another deadly school shooting.

Inspired by “the courage and eloquence” of the survivors of the recent shooting in Parkland, Fla., philanthropic duo George Clooney and Amal Clooney have donated $500,000 to help the students organize the upcoming March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., to tighten gun control.

The Oscar winner and human-rights attorney made the donation in the name of their 8-month-old twins and announced that they will be joining the rally on March 24, the couple said Tuesday.

“Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country, and in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we’re donating $500,000 to help pay for this groundbreaking event,” George Clooney said in a statement (via People). “Our children’s lives depend on it.”

Former daytime TV queen Oprah Winfrey offered up another $500,000, announcing her donation on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.

“George and Amal, I couldn’t agree with you more. I am joining forces with you and will match your $500,000 donation to ‘March For Our Lives,’” Winfrey tweeted. “These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard.”

Courtesy: L A Times

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