The state of Louisiana receives another financial contribution from New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and his wife Brittany to help it get through the COVID-19 disaster. They donated $ 5 million for food for children and elderly residents in March, and they have now announced an additional $ 5 million for health facilities across Louisiana, according to a message posted by Brees to from his official Instagram account.
In the Instagram post, Brees appeared in a video with Brittany announcing the latest contribution and explained why they decided to focus their money on healthcare this time around in the caption:
“Brittany and I have always tried to meet the greater needs of our communities through our foundation and personal donations. Today we are very happy to announce another donation of $ 5 million in partnership with @ochsnerhealth to build many health centers across Louisiana in communities that We will continue to bridge the gap to bring health care, education and economic equity to all of our communities. We are proud to offer the first of these health care centers in New Orleans East later this year. “
In the video announcing the pledge, Brees said the facilities in question would be both primary and specialist care centers. The contribution will be made through the Brees Dream Foundation, and will go to healthcare facilities that will hopefully continue to serve their communities long after the current crisis.
The engagement comes as Brees signed a two-year, $ 50 million contract extension with the Saints in March of this year, which will see him exceed the 20-year margin with the NFL. The Brees Dream Foundation was established in 2003, but the coronavirus has prompted an increase in the organization’s financial contributions, with its website touting that “more than $ 35 million has been donated to charitable causes around the world,” which would bring in $ 10 million in just a few months. one step forward.