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Russell Wilson and Ciara Donate One Million Dollars to Food Bank Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Zachary Holt

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, many businesses across the country have been closing, leaving people without a reliable source of income. This has subsequently lead to problems with paying bills and putting food on the table for the families.

In an effort to assist the people that are dealing with this unfortunate byproduct of the pandemic, food banks have been ensuring that they're doing their part to help out. Even better, celebrities like Russell Wilson and Ciara have pledged to donate money to the food banks to further help in assisting some of the people who are struggling to get by.

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Russell Wilson Posts a Video with Ciara on Social Media Announcing Donation

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Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson, announced that he and his wife, Ciara, would be donating one million dollars to local food banks in an attempt to provide some relief for those that have been hit the hardest from the pandemic.

In the video Wilson posted to social media, the signal-caller noted that the coronavirus was 'changing the world second by second, minute by minute'. "People are losing loved ones. The elderly and the young. The people in between. You think about people losing jobs — even in Seattle," he said.

'Everything Makes a Difference... Together, We Will Conquer This Tough Time We Are Going Through'

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"What we’ve decided to do is partner up with our local food bank in Seattle, Seattle Food LifeLine, and we’re gonna donate a million meals [and] hopefully make a difference," Wilson continued.

Later in the video, Ciara encouraged people to help donate to the food banks, no matter how much they could contribute. "We want to encourage everyone out there to join us in whatever way that you can, big or small. Everything makes a difference. Everything that we do together makes a difference," she said. "Together, we will conquer this tough time we are going through."

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Announce $1 Million Donation to Multiple Food Banks in North America

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To end the video, the couple encouraged people to keep the faith and practice 'social distancing' to try and prevent the transmission of the coronavirus. "Praying for everyone out there," Ciara concluded.

While other celebrities have revealed they are donating to relief efforts, Ryan Reynolds and his wife, Blake Lively, recently announced that they, too, would be donating one million dollars to food banks around the country. Both Reynolds and Lively took to social media to make the announcement, while also throwing in a little light-hearted humor to help people get by during this difficult time.

'I Think We Can Agree, Covid-19 Is an A--hole. If You Can Give, These Orgs Need Our Help'

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"I think we can all agree, Covid-19 is an asshole. If you’re able to help, visit, @feedingamerica and @foodbankscanada," Reynolds posted on his Instagram page. "Covid-19 has brutally impacted older adults and low-income families. Blake and I are donating $1 million to be split between FEEDING AMERICA and FOOD BANK CANADA. If you can give, these orgs need our help," he wrote.

"Take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who's isolated and might need connection. (Hugh Jackman's # is 1-555-HUGH)." The last part, of course, was a joke geared at his friend, actor Hugh Jackman, who he pranks on a regular basis."

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