New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, announced Thursday that they will be donating $5 million to the state of Louisiana to help those in need during the coronavirus outbreak. "The priority now is helping our communities get through this tough time," Brees wrote on Instagram, going on to announce partnerships that will help 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."
The Bayou State is considered to be the country's next COVID-19 hotspot, with Louisiana recording the highest average daily growth rate of COVID-19 cases in the world. "It's like preparing for an invisible hurricane," one desperate nurse in Baton Rouge recently told The Wall Street Journal. Jeva Lange