Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson speaks during a press conference after an NFL training session at the Grove Hotel in Chandler’s Cross, Watford, England, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. The Seattle Seahawks are preparing for an NFL regular season game against the Oakland Raiders in London on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Here’s another positive story for those who need a mental breather from all of the negative news regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife music artist Ciara have pledged 1 million meals to feed the needy during the COVID-19 situation.
In a video, the couple explained their decision to help those in need. “Obviously, this worldwide pandemic, coronavirus, is changed the world, second-by-second, minute-by-minute,” Wilson said. “People are losing loved ones, the elderly and the young people, people in between.”
He continued, stating that they are partnering with Seattle Food Lifeline, a local food bank, and donate a million meals and “hopefully make a difference.” The couple also discussed people who lost their jobs due to the economic impact of the coronavirus and the measures that states are taking to combat the spread of the disease.
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
Let’s all keep the Faith during this difficult time pic.twitter.com/i2oJnQoOgb
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 18, 2020
They also issued a call to action for others who might be able to help. “We want to encourage everyone out there to join us in whatever way that you can, big or small,” Ciara urged. “Everything makes a difference. Everything that we do together makes a difference and together we will conquer this tough time that we’re going through.”
Seattle’s Food Lifeline distributes food to a variety of institutions, including 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs throughout western Washington, where COVID-19 has hit the hardest. So far, the state has seen over 1,000 infections and at least 52 deaths.
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