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.
The world needs us ALL. Unprecedented times. @Ciara & I are supporting our community in Seattle by donating 1 million meals with Seattle @FoodLifeLine https://t.co/TMUkkwjDV6 Rally & support your local food bank @FeedingAmerica— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 18, 2020
Let’s all keep the Faith during this difficult time pic.twitter.com/i2oJnQoOgb
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.
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