Russell Wilson and wife Ciara are doing their part to help those in need. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Wilson and wife Ciara continue to do their part to assist in efforts to help those most deeply impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and the Seattle Seahawks superstar on Tuesday announced a new initiative that will certainly benefit those in dire need.

Wilson took to Twitter to reveal that he and Ciara have partnered with Wheels Up on an initiative that has a goal of providing 10 million meals for Feeding America.

Wilson went on to share video of himself and other principals involved in the initiative addressing the situation during an appearance on CNBC.

Feeding America has estimated that a $1 donation can provide 10 meals. According to that remarkable statistic, Wilson and Ciara have pledged $1 million for the organization’s relief efforts.

As noted, these most recent efforts by Wilson and Ciara amid the devastating impacts to many families from the coronavirus pandemic was not their first. Earlier in March, the couple pledged funds to donate one million meals to Seattle’s Food Lifeline, a non-profit that serves the needs of food banks in the region.

As of Tuesday morning, there are 164,785 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University, with the death toll continuing to mount at a staggering rate with each passing day.

It goes without saying that the charitable acts from the likes of Wilson and Ciara — among countless others from the sports world — undoubtedly are making a huge difference in the ongoing relief efforts amid the pandemic. The hope is that their actions will inspire those with the means to help to do the same.

This article first appeared on Sportress of Blogitude and was syndicated with permission.


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2008
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