Time and again, we are being reminded of the need to help the underprivileged in these times of crisis. Along with the commoner, the people in power may make a much larger difference. The NBA community is proud of the many players and franchise owners who are stepping up. Stephen Curry became of the larger contributors for the same.
Ever since the NBA shut down all its operations, the league’s players have had a lot of free time on their hands. While most players are indulging in their hobbies and spending time with their families, Steph Curry is taking steps to spread awareness about COVID-19.
In a recent post shared on Instagram and Twitter, Curry let his followers know that he had his team collect information and make a resource guide. It would include highlights from American physician and immunologist Anthony Fauci regarding the virus. The information would be made available publically.
Initially, Curry got involved in an auction for the ‘Athletes for Relief‘ program. Here, the athletes and sports personalities donated items that would go to people who make a minimum donation of $25.
The auction proceeds will go to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Response Fund. The goal was to provide funds to organizations such as Feeding America, Healthcare Ready, Meals on Wheels and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.
Further, Steph joined hands with a huge food giant called Lineage Logistics. The owner of the company was facing a labor shortage. He knew the pandemic would cause increased demand.
During this time Steph Curry was also looking for ways to help. He wanted to help the many arena workers who were jobless because of the sudden suspension of the season.
Hence, Lineage Logistics and Curry’s Eat. Learn. Play charity joined hands. Curry collected his contacts and enlisted hundreds of workers from NBA arenas around the country. Meanwhile, Lineage supplied warehouse space to store and distribute millions of meals that Curry planned to donate in and around Oakland.
Curry conducted various Instagram live coronavirus discussions about symptoms and what happens, etc. He also contacted a few Oakland nurses through face time.
According to Shelby Delaney, an ICU nurse at Summit Medical Center, Curry thanked her and her colleagues for their hard work on the frontline during these tough times. “
“He also gave me some excellent advice on how to be positive and kind during tough times” she said.
Steph sure knows how to spread positivity to people who live around mostly negative things all day. The NBA community is proud of the Golden State Warriors star. We hope many others in power will take his example and help those in need.
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