SEND US A TIP!CLICK OR 844.412.5278

Drew Brees Donates $5 Million To Louisiana To Aide In Coronavirus Food Relief

Gettyimages | Jonathan Bachman
By Clark Sparky

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife Brittany announced on Thursday that they're making the massive donation of $5 million to help get the communities in Louisiana through the coronavirus crisis. The aide will mostly go towards charities that help ensure those in need have food.

Related to what you're reading:
ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW

"Brittany and I are committing $5,000,000 to the State of Louisiana in 2020. The priority now is helping our communities get through this tough time," he announced in an Instagram post.

"After considerable research and conversations with local organizations, we 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 for as long as it takes to children on meal programs, seniors, and families in need," he continued. " Let’s all do our part, maintain hope, and get through this together."

People were amazed by the overwhelmingly generous gesture from the NFL star.

"You guys are amazing the people of Louisiana are lucky to have you," one said.

"You and Britt are amazing! Thank you both for offering this support to the state of Louisiana that loves y’all so much!" another wrote.

"I find it amazing how you include your wife in all of your donations. The marriage you guys have is admirable!" a third added.

Staying Safe

Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Load Comments
Next Article