Ciara and Russell Wilson Pledge 1 Million Meals In Response To Coronavirus

Ciara and Russell Wilson Pledge 1 Million Meals In Response To Coronavirus

“Praying for everyone out there.”

Published March 18th

Written by Alexis Reese

Ciara and Russell Wilson are now added to the list of celebrities who are stepping up to the plate in the midst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

The couple announced on their social media pages on the evening of Tuesday (March 17) that they would be lending a helping hand by supporting their Seattle community by donating 1 million meals to Food Life Line

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The Seattle Seahawks QB opened up their message mentioning the growing pandemic was changing rapidly “second by second, minute by minute.”

“People are losing loved ones. The elderly and the young. The people in between. You think about people losing jobs -- even in Seattle.” 

The Grammy-award winning artist and mother of three later chimed asking those who could to step up and help. 

“We want to encourage everyone out there to join us in whatever way that you can, big or small. Everything makes a difference. Everything that we do together makes a difference,” she said. 

Encouraging everyone to not only practice social distancing but also to keep the faith, the couple said that we will be able to conquer the tough time. 

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Ciara and Russell join other famous faces who have donated in some way during the growing coronavirus epidemic.

Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha, who donated to the Alameda County Community Food Bank and Feeding America.

New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation Zion Williamson committed to covering the salaries at the Smoothie King Center where his team plays, for 30 days.

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo donated $100,000 to the staff at Fiserv Forum, where his team holds their games. 

 

CNN Health reports that as of Wednesday (March 18) there. have been 6,135 cases of coronavirus in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and the U.S Virgin Islands, with 112 deaths.

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