Drew Brees, wife Brittany to donate $5M to aid Louisiana during coronavirus pandemic

Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, have actually dedicated $5 million to the state of Louisiana to aid during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The $5 million represents 20 percent of Brees’ 2020 wage. That, according to his Instagram post, will be utilized in combination with numerous companies– Second Harvest Food Bank, Ochsner Health Systems, Walk-Ons, Jimmy Johns, Smalls Sliders and Waitr– to prepare more than 10,000 meals for those in need.

Brittany and I are dedicating $5,000,000 to the State of Louisiana in2020 The top priority now is assisting our neighborhoods make it through this difficult time. After substantial research study and discussions with regional companies, we will be activating our collaborations with Second Harvest Food Bank, Ochsner Health Systems, Walk-Ons, Jimmy Johns, Smalls Sliders and Waitr to provide and prepare over 10,000 meals each day throughout Louisiana for as long as it takes to children on meal programs, elders, and households in need. Let’s all do our part, keep hope, and make it through this together.

A post shared by Drew Brees (@drewbrees) on Mar 26, 2020 at 8: 31 am PDT

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Louisiana has 1,946 verified cases of COVID-19, per the CDC’s newest figures. The state is currently under a stay-at-home order released by Gov. John Bel Edwards till April 12.

The spread of the coronavirus has actually impacted Brees personally, as Saints coach Sean Payton is among numerous sports figures who have actually checked favorable for the viral illness.

Brees isn’t the only popular Louisiana sports figure attempting to offer aid during the pandemic, either. LSU coach Ed Orgeron provided a “game plan” to assistance stem the spread of COVID-19, and New Orleans Pelicans novice Zion Williamson promised to cover the wages of all employees at New Orleans’ Shake King Center over a month-long duration.

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