NEW YORK (77 WABC) — Drew Brees is giving $5 million to aid coronavirus aid in Louisiana, a state that has recently seen influx of positive cases.
Brees told his 3.2 million Twitter followers that he and his wife Brittany are committed to “helping our communities get through this tough time.”
He joined the New Orleans Saints as a free agent in 2006, leading them to their first championship, winning Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.
The 41-year-old quarterback added, “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.”
Brees concluded the post by saying, “Let’s all do our part, maintain hope, and get through this together.”
He just signed a 2-year, $50 million extension with the Saints.
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.
After considerable research and conversations with local… https://t.co/Qmxzxses6X
— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) March 26, 2020