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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees introduced Thursday that he and his spouse Brittany are donating $5 million to the state of Louisiana in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“The precedence now could be serving to our communities get via this powerful time,” the NFL legend wrote on Instagram.

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In response to the publish, the Brees household will likely be working with a handful of organizations and corporations to supply 10,000 meals per day to youngsters, households and seniors in want “for so long as it takes.”

He named Second Harvest Meals Financial institution, Ochsner Well being Programs, Stroll-Ons, Jimmy Johns, Small Sliders and Waitr as companions within the endeavor.

“Let’s all do our half, keep hope and get via this collectively,” Brees added.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) responds to the group after breaking the NFL all-time passing yards document within the first half of an NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the Washington Redskins in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (AP Picture/Butch Dill)

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, who earlier this week requested and acquired a significant catastrophe declaration for his state from President Trump, thanked Brees on Twitter.

“We’re all grateful for your loved ones’s assist and generosity via this attempting time,” the governor wrote. “We’re one Louisiana and we are going to get via this, collectively.”

In his letter to Trump, Edwards included a chart that confirmed Louisiana had surpassed New York — by far the hardest-hit state throughout the outbreak — by way of the expansion in new coronavirus circumstances.

Brees, who joined the Saints in 2006, was later named Sports activities Illustrated Sportsman of the 12 months in 2010 for his work supporting New Orleans within the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Fox Sports activities reported. He additionally acquired the Walter Payton NFL Man of the 12 months award for charity work in 2006.

The Tremendous Bowl winner reaffirmed his curiosity in re-signing with the Saints earlier this month when he declared, “I’m Who Dat Nation for all times.”

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The 41-year-old later agreed to a two-year, $50 million deal to stay with the crew, Fox Information has reported.

The announcement adopted information this week that Saints head coach Sean Payton, who had contracted the coronavirus, was “cleared” this week and doing properly.