The deadly outbreak of the Coronavirus presents a mountain of challenges across the globe apart from causing the global financial crisis while millions of people are suffering for even survival during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown enforced to curb the spread of the fast-spreading virus.
Well, many cricketers around the world have been coming forward to give a helping hand to the needy amid the COVID-19 crisis, which is causing severe human suffering, with many raising funds and distributing food to help the respective countries to deal with the effects of the pandemic.
It’s very cold and very wet outside and I’m in my home where I have everything I need. Warm clothes, food and a roof over my head, with no idea of what it is like to have nothing and to stand in line just to get some food. My heart can’t handle kids that don’t have what I can give my daughter. I want to help!!!! We have partnered with @hillsongafricafoundation and several local community projects across our metro to serve 2 meals per day to a child for R5. Our goal is to alleviate stress on these projects that serve 35000 children. Our kids will carry us into the future, we cannot afford kids growing up without hope. They should be dreaming and growing - not carry a load they aren’t ready for. I’ve created a link in my profile with more information. We have tax certificates available on the donation form for anyone who require it, international donations are open and corporate information packages available.
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Veteran South African batsman Faf du Plessis is among the heroes who are helping the needy get food during the Coronavirus crisis in the country. With the help of South Africa’s local community heroes, Du Plessis and his wife Imari are helping the 35,000 kids who are suffering in this crisis. They have been providing nutritious meals to children during this Coronavirus pandemic.
The former Proteas captain has also partnered with the Hillsong Africa Foundation and the Kolisi Foundation and many other communities to help the Proteas people in this testing time. He also urged everyone to donate in this noble cause.
Meanwhile, Du Plessis’ Chennai Super Kings’ teammate and veteran Indian batsman Suresh Raina hailed former Proteas captain and his wife's initiative to help the needy kids amid the global COVID-19 crisis.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday (May 31), Raina lauded the Proteas star by saying: “Really proud of the work @faf1307 & Imari are doing to feed 35,000 kids in South Africa who are struggling during #COVID-19. I urge all of you to come forward & help in whatever capacity you can.”
On the other hand, Du Plessis who was also lauded by Harbhajan Singh for his “great world”, also thanked Raina for his words.
Noteworthy, South Africa has so far recorded 643 deaths with more than 32,000 Coronavirus cases.