BY: JASON CORDNER
MARCH 27, 2020
When it comes to New Orleans, Drew Brees is a legend. Brees and his wife Brittany are donating $5 million to the state of Louisiana in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Brees made the announcement on Instagram In the post, the Brees family will be working with a handful of organizations and companies to provide 10,000 meals per day to children, families, and seniors in need “for as long as it takes.”
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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 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. Let’s all do our part, maintain hope, and get through this together.
The Louisiana Department of Health reported 1,795 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 65 deaths. Orleans Parish accounts for nearly half (827) of the total cases.
Brees has become like an adopted ambassador for Lousana from the moment be became the Saints quarterback in 2006. Brees was instrumental to the city of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.