The Philadelphia 76ers are contributing to the City of Brotherly Love through the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the primary time for the reason that shutdown, NBA All-Star Ben Simmons addressed followers on Monday sharing how a lot he missed life within the metropolis and the way the Sixers will help the wants of town.
Simmons and the Mayor of Philadelphia thanked the Sixers for the multi-million greenback donations to supply the medical and academic provides, together with supporting assist and starvation aid.
The Sixers’ contributions present gloves and sanitizer to native hospitals, 10,000 laptops for Philly college students, and practically 200okay meals benefitting tens of 1000’s of households through the PHL COVID-19 Fund for coronavirus aid and Philabundance, a company supporting hunger-relief. The Philly Pledge, launched by Simmons, encourages donations to the PHL COVID-19 Fund and Philabundance in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Continuing ahead with the efforts to assist cities impacted through the pandemic. Josh Harris and David Blitzer made a big donation to New Jersey’s RWJBarnabas Health to safe funds for ventilators and surgical masks together with hand sanitizer, gloves, robes, cleansing provides and eye safety for the 35,000-plus workers.
The six-figure contribution from the crew will help within the shift to e-learning by offering 10,000 laptops, practically 200okay meals for greater than 150,000 households and gloves and sanitizer to native hospitals through the PHL COVID-19 Fund and Philabundance.