Dec 24, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) pumps his fist as he acknowledges the cheers from the 49ers' fans after leading his team to a 22-21 come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.  Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a news-filled day when it comes to NFL free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The latest is Kap making news himself that doesn’t have anything to do with playing football. Kaepernick was successful working with some fellow advocates to get Turkish Airlines to donate an airplane to fly goods and supplies to Somalia, per TMZ Sports.

Now that the transportation is in place, next on Kap’s mission was launching a GoFundMe page to raise money. He vows that “every cent” will go towards purchasing food, water and other crucial supplies to the people in need in Somalia.

Kaepernick is passionate about this mission called #LoveArmyForSomalia, and is working with actor Ben Stiller to raise funds. Considering Kap’s video has been viewed over 18,000 times since it came out earlier on Friday, it would appear he will get the support he is seeking.

His GoFundMe page has already garnered nearly $130,000 (at the time of this report) of the $1 million being sought for the mission.

This is a fabulous cause. Setting aside Kaepernick’s unknown status in the league, it is great to see him working for causes he clearly feels so passionate about.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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