Colin Kaepernick contributes to coronavirus relief in POC communities
Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been given another chance in the NFL, but that isn’t stopping him from doing charitable work off of the gridiron. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kaepernick made a sizable donation to help the relief efforts in POC communities.
In an attempt to help people of color that have been affected by the coronavirus, Kaepernick donated $100,000 to a relief fund. This comes after Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, revealed that people of color are more likely to contract the coronavirus.
On the other hand, Adams said that people of color are less likely to have jobs that allow them to work from home. Thus, making it tougher for people of color to have the proper healthcare and medical testing during these trying times.
Nevertheless, Kaepernick is doing everything he can to better the communities that are more likely to be affected. The former NFL quarterback began the COVID-19 relief fund under his “Know Your Rights Camp” foundation.
For starters, Kaepernick intends to provide food and shelter to those in need. In addition, he will provide PPE (personal protective equipment) to help protect the poverty-stricken communities that he hopes to aid.
Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since 2016, with him continually trying to make a return to the league. Last November, Kaepernick held a public workout for NFL teams to attend.
Even though a few teams were in attendance, none of them expressed interest in signing him. At the least, while Kaepernick continues to be shunned by the NFL, he continues to do exemplary charity work.