Drew Brees donates $5 million to Louisiana coronavirus relief

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees embedded himself in his adopted hometown after Hurricane Katrina.

Now, he’s giving back to Louisiana in another time of trouble.

Brees just announced on social media that he and his wife Brittany are donating $5 million to help people in Louisiana in 2020.

“The priority now is helping our communities get through this tough time,” he wrote. “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.”

It’s an admirable gesture for a player who has put down roots in New Orleans, since arriving in 2006.

46 responses to “Drew Brees donates $5 million to Louisiana coronavirus relief

  1. Good for him. While he is considered very wealthy being a millionaire, the fact that he donated 5 million says alot. Especially considering he is no where near as whealthy as these owners or even other celebrities as Kyle Jenner who only donated a 1/5 of that but yet they are billionaires.

  2. This is why the people of Louisiana love the man so much. He has been more than a QB in New Orleans. Awesome Drew

  3. Please do something for the health care workers who are risking themselves without the proper protective equipment.

  4. Amazing!!! I wish there were more folks like him out there doing what they can afford to give; extremely kind, much respect Mr. Brees

  5. Amazing player and man! Great respect from a Packer Fan. Wish more of these stories were on the main stream news.

  6. All star high paid athletes should follow his lead. Brees is a great player but an even better person.

  7. A true selfless leader both in the community and on the field. Hope this will stimulate others throughout the entire nfl to follow suit as much as able.

  8. If you don’t like Brees (even if you despise the Saints), you need to take a hard look in the mirror. The guy is first-class!

  9. Sometimes you see a multi-millionaire donate $100k and you’re just like “that’s a nice gesture but you know that’s pocket change to them”. But you can’t really say much b/c hey, they’re donating.

    Seeing a superstar donate an actual considerable portion of their annual salary to charity is outstanding. $5 million is huge and will do a ton of people a lot of good.

    Like someone else said, I hope he’s leading the way for the nations billionaires to step up.

  10. Drew setting the example as usual. Thanks, Drew! What an outstanding individual!

    WHO DAT!!

  11. “Please do something for the health care workers who are risking themselves without the proper protective equipment.”

    Wow that was downvoted by twice as many people as upvoted it. Yet those same idiots who downvoted you will be bleating like sheep on the slaughter line if they either get the coronavirus, or if they get injured in a car accident or some other way only to find the hospitals full of coronavirus patients and no room for them.

    SMH

  12. It bears repeating: 5 mil is real money even for him. I saw it reported REPEATEDLY that Rosie O’Donell raised like $500k, as well as other celebrities for much less. Or their inane videos that just say “look at me now.”

    The NFL fan family loves you Drew

  13. “Like someone else said, I hope he’s leading the way for the nations billionaires to step up.”

    Yeah the billionaires don’t give a squat about other people or anything but their bank accounts with rare exception.

  14. He is donating more money than several NFL teams combined. This guy is a class act and I wish him the best success in 2020 (when the season plays). Hopefully he won’t endure more cupcake complaints. America can be proud that Drew Brees represents the NFL in such a high manner. What a wonderful human being!

  15. Who the heck is downvoting this. I’m a Tampabay fan and I think the guy is awesome. I hope he loses every game but still awesome.

  16. How can anyone be downvoting the show of appreciation and gratitude from the readers. Goes to show,some are impossible to please, or have no conscious. Just don’t know how you sleep with yourselves.

  17. Since 2006, when he chose to come to NOLA while the city and state were at its absolute LOWEST in the immediate aftermath of Katrina, he has devoted countless hours and many millions to improving life in his adopted city and state. This is another example of who the man is, and why he will be beloved in NOLA long after his playing career is over.

    Thank you, Drew. God bless you and your family.

    WHO DAT!

  18. WOW !
    10,000 meals per day !
    that is really making a positive difference that counts.
    When the chips are down, the stars have to shine.
    Drew Brees and his family are to shelf.

  19. Thank you Mr. Drew Brees from me and my family members who live in Louisiana! You are an awesome individual!

  20. That is a lot of money. Even for someone who has enough to donate like that. Seeing all the gestures, big and small, makes me proud to be an American.

  21. Exactly what you’d expect from a devout Christian who Focuses on the Family!!!

    Well Done Sir…!

  22. That is good to hear, but the people there also need to know that they cannot go to church and pray the disease away. They will actually get it by being in a large gathering that may include some people who have the disease. That was apparently how the epidemic started in South Korea, when a preacher told the faithful they must gather to worship no matter what.

  23. I wish the billionaire owners would donate the same percentage of their net worth as Brees did. Not bloody likely!

  24. Great QB, and an even better human being.
    Let’s see if a single politician donates a dime of their own salaries (paid by the taxpayers, of course) to their constituents. I won’t hold my breath.

    Brees is a shining example of how to help his fellow human beings in a time of crisis.

  25. Brees and family just donated more than any single NFL owner so far. It’s time to see these billionaires step up big and help those who made you all those billions. I would suspect this will unlock some piggy banks if nothing else to save face.

  26. All these rich gazillionaire athletes giving a piddling $100k, and this guy gives $5 freakin million. Awesome.

  27. egomaniac247 says:
    March 26, 2020 at 12:59 pm
    Sometimes you see a multi-millionaire donate $100k and you’re just like “that’s a nice gesture but you know that’s pocket change to them”. But you can’t really say much b/c hey, they’re donating.

    Seeing a superstar donate an actual considerable portion of their annual salary to charity is outstanding. $5 million is huge and will do a ton of people a lot of good.

    Like someone else said, I hope he’s leading the way for the nations billionaires to step up.
    ___________________________________________
    …..and someone else said something about “a camel passing thru an eye of a needle and a rich man”

    ….this is prophecy. we are in it.

    #great job Drew

  28. Drew Brees probably hates getting all this attention, other than maybe it will motivate others to do the same. Maybe we can’t go to the mall right now, but we can do online shopping. Buy a Drew Brees jersey. You know a portion of that money is going to a good cause.

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