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Drew Brees Donates $5M To Relief Efforts, Urges Social Distancing

Brees said this is a devastating thing for a lot of people, but especially for the state of Louisiana
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Brees said this is a devastating thing for a lot of people, but especially for the state of Louisiana
Photo: GETTY IMAGES
Brees said this is a devastating thing for a lot of people, but especially for the state of Louisiana
Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Saints QB Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, are making a $5M donation to help people affected by the coronavirus, and Brees noted there are "so many people in need right now." Thinking about people's "basic needs," he and his family wanted to make sure they are "fed and that they can continue to sustain." Brees: "That was where we wanted to start and obviously, there's a lot more work that's going to need to be done." Brees: "This is a devastating thing for a lot of people, but especially for the state of Louisiana. Like I said, so many people are involved in the hospitality and restaurant industry, involved in a small business in some way or another so obviously, those have been some of the ones most hardest hit" ("Today," NBC, 3/27). Brees: "It's a bit of a surreal atmosphere right now ... and yet I think if we want to at least get over the hump with this and get on the downswing, certainly it's something we all need to make sure we're obeying what the medical experts say" ("GMA," ABC, 3/27).