During this time many families, and individuals have suffered great financial losses due to the on-going quarantine caused by the novel coronavirus known as CoV-2(SARS), which can cause the disease Covid-19.
Many NFL players have already contributed greatly to the cause, including Jaguars cornerback Tre Herndon, and former Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles. Now, the Jaguars have announced several other players who are pledging funds or their time to contribute to various causes in their home city or Jacksonville, Florida.
Our players are stepping up in response to COVID-19 ⤵— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) April 14, 2020
Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is donating 7,000 meals a week for the next eight weeks to Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans, LA and Acadiana. New Orleans has already suffered great losses due to Covid-19, and has become one of the nation’s “hot spots” as far as number of infected.
If you see this tell a family love my city 4life it’s better than us at this point, im praying for everybody luv https://t.co/ksPN8UY5mY— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) April 14, 2020
Offensive lineman Tyler Shatley is donating $10,000 towards Feeding Northeast Florida and Florida Blue to help with the efforts, and defensive lineman Carl Davis and his Trenchwork foundation has partnered with the Jaguars Foundation to assist in catering meals for residents at 5Star Veterans for the next four weeks.
Wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. has already made an impact by helping local businesses by spreading their social media messages on twitter along with Instagram. Chris Conely, a fellow wide receiver, has taken his talents to Twitch.tv to participate in charity streams which directly benefit communities stricken by the virus.
Finally, Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo recently helped assist with families adopting pets, specifically dogs, for local families, covering a portion of their adoption fees along with six months of dog food to any family which adopts from local Jacksonville Beach shelter Fur Sisters.
All of these causes will greatly benefit several places, including Jacksonville as everyone attempts to overcome the trials and tribulations that the novel coronavirus has caused.
The Jaguars have set up a section of their website to offer assistance for anyone who wishes to donate to several charities and causes during this time. You can stay informed and find out where you can contribute, here.