NFL Star Drew Brees Donating 5 Million Dollars To Fight Coronavirus In Louisiana

  
By:  john-russell  •  2 days ago  •  5 comments

NFL Star Drew Brees Donating 5 Million Dollars To Fight Coronavirus In Louisiana

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41 year old Drew Brees is a wealthy man. As a star in the National Football League for almost 20 years he has accumulated 120 million dollars of net worth.  He is now donating 5 million, or 4.1% of his net worth to fight the coronavirus that is attacking his home city of New Orleans. 

I'd like to see other rich and famous follow suit.  For example Donald Trump likes to mention that he donates his 450,000 dollar yearly salary to various government causes. If Trump's net worth is even one billion (he says it is much more) that means Trump donates less than 1/2 of 1/1000th of his money, or .00045 .  

Give Drew Brees some big props for great generosity. And he may even be a Trump supporter for all I know. 


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JohnRussell
1  author  JohnRussell    2 days ago
Drew Brees   and his wife Brittany announced on Thursday that they will be committing $5 million to the State of Louisiana for relief efforts to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In his social media announcement of the financial commitment, Brees also encouraged his followers to "all do our part, maintain hope, and get through this together. 

After "considerable research and conversations with local organizers," Brees notes that this money will "be mobilizing our partnerships with Second Harvest Food Bank, Ochsner Health Systems, Walk-Ons, Jimmy Johns, Smalls Sliders and Waitr to prepare and deliver over 10,000 meals per day throughout Louisiana." 

Specifically, they will be looking to feed children in meal programs, seniors and families in need. Brees also said they will continue to do this"for as long as it takes." 

According to   CBS affiliate WWL-TV , there have been a total of 2,305 cases of the coronavirus and 83 deaths related to the pandemic in the state as of Thursday, March 26. New Orleans, is looked at as one of the epicenters of the disease in the south with 827 cases and 37 COVID-19 relates deaths. The Louisiana Department of Health also recently reported the state's first coronavirus-related loss of someone under the age of 18.

The Brees family's $5 million donation is one of the largest seen during this pandemic and one of the latest coming from the   NFL   community.   Seahawks   quarterback   Russell Wilson   and his wife Ciara have also   done their part to combat the virus   by donating one million meals to Seattle's Food Lifeline. 
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Larry Hampton
2  Larry Hampton    2 days ago

Well done Drew; you the man!

 
 
 
Kavika
3  Kavika     2 days ago

Kudos Drew, Well done.

 
 
 
charger 383
4  charger 383    2 days ago

good for Drew and good for everybody who has donated something to help out

 
 
 
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5  bbl-1    2 days ago

Many people are stepping up to help with this pandemic in every way they can.  Some with their actual time, others with supplies and still others with financial contributions.

Am not intending to make this political because it isn't, but I wonder if Medal of Freedom winner Rush Limbaugh has sacrificed anything, or Glenn Beck, Rupert Murdoch, Steve Mnuchin or any other of the multi millionaires in Trump's circle?  

 
 
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