The following article, Drew Brees Steps Up As Coronavirus Sweeps Through City Of New Orleans, was first published on Flag And Cross.
With all of the bad news concerning the coronavirus constantly being plastered all over social media and news outlets across the country, it can begin to feel like we are never going to experience good times ever again.
But, thankfully, there are plenty of good folks out in the world doing God’s work and providing relief and help to those who are currently suffering from this virus and the residual effects it is having on our economy and culture.
Individuals like New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:
With the entire world’s highest growth rate in coronavirus cases, the Crescent City is now becoming the epicenter, for the third time in 15 years, of a major catastrophe. The great Mississippi River seaport recovered from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and from the BP oil spill in 2010, and it now faces devastation of a different sort.
That’s where the Brees family comes in. Just as the NFL’s all-time quarterback statistical leader did after Katrina, when he spent years convening business leaders to help catalyze more effective recovery efforts, he and Brittany again are answering the call of a city in need. Not only will they donate $5 million this year to the city and the state of Louisiana to help alleviate hardships caused by the contagion, but they are doing it in a very focused way.
“After considerable research and conversations with local organizations,” they announced, “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.”
For Brees, having a foundation actually means something. It’s work he legitimately cares about and wants to be involved with. Lots of professional athletes have some sort of “foundation,” but how hands-on they end up being is a whole different story.
In these dark times, it’s such a blessing to know that men like Brees are out there doing good things and setting good examples for the rest of us.
Remember, during this pandemic, to be kind to one another. To show the love of Christ for each other, being willing to go the extra mile for those who may need help, like elderly neighbors and those who are immunocompromised or who are out of work.
Now is the day of heroes, ladies and gentlemen.
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