The world is showing just how we can come together and lend a helping hand in the midst of chaos.
With COVID-19 changing our new norm, many celebs have taken the initiative to help those in need. On Tuesday, NFL quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, Russell Wilson and his wife, singer, Ciara pledged one million meals to Seattle’s Food Lifeline organization.
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The world needs us ALL. These are unprecedented times. We are supporting our community in Seattle by donating 1 million meals with Seattle @FoodLifeLine. Rally with us and support your local food bank @FeedingAmerica We can all make a difference together. Let’s all keep the Faith during this difficult time.
As people are urged to practice social distancing and to stay indoors, Ciara took to Instagram saying “the world needs us ALL. These are unprecedented times.” Many families are unable to provide the basic necessities at home, but thankfully those who are fortunate enough to give back are blessing those with little to no resources.
Along with the Wilsons, superstar couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have pledged $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada during this time. Now that the NBA has suspended all season games after several players tested positive for COVID-19, arena employees are out of work. So Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers announced a commitment of $100,000 to support arena staff and NBA rookie, Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans, also stepped forward to cover the salaries for the Smoothie King Center employees.
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The people of New Orleans have been incredibly welcoming and supportive since I was Drafted by the Pels last June, and some of the most special people I have met are those who work at smoothie King Center. These are the folks who make our games possible, creating the perfect environment for our fans and everyone involved in the organization. Unfortunately, many of them are still recovering from long term challenges created by Katrina, and now face the economic impact of the postponement of games because of the virus. My mother has always set an example for me about being respectful for others and being grateful for what we have, and so today I am pledging to cover the salaries for all of those Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days. This is a small way for me to express my support and appreciation for these wonderful people who have been so great to me and my teammates and hopefully we can all join together to relieve some of the stress and hardship caused by this national health crisis. This is an incredibly resilient city full of some of the most resilient people, but sometimes providing a little extra assistance can make things a little easier for the community.
Many others have come forth including Justin Timberlake, Steph Curry, and Jimmy Fallon as the US continues to tackle the pandemic. While we know there’s a lot going wrong in the world, these stories provide a glimmer of hope for humanity as we use our resources to help those in need.