If anyone understands what NY/NJ people are going through, it’s the people that were affected Hurricane Katrina. Drew Brees has a reputation for being a kind person and here’s another perfect example. It’s so great to see athletes help out & give back.
In an interview with CBS’ “Person To Person” to air this week, Brees will announce his pledge of $1 million to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
And in the same interview, Brees said he will be donating $2 million to New Orleans area organizations and charities.
Anyone in New Orleans will tell you Brees has already done more than enough in the Bayou to cement his reputation as one of the most beloved public figures who ever lived there. Some would even say he’s done that by winning a Super Bowl alone. Even in the awful days after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city in 2005, it was staggering and touching to hear how fans counted their blessings and mentioned the Saints among them. Never has a city deserved a championship like New Orleans deserved its NFL title, and Brees delivered it.
Winning is only one part of Brees’ long list of achievements. The Brees Dream Foundation, founded in 2003, has reached into all sorts of noble pursuits, not least of which was helping New Orleans recover from Katrina. Brees’ charity, which is run with high-school sweetheart turned wife, Brittany, has committed or contributed more than $11 million to everything from building a world-class park to supporting a New Orleans ballet association. A lot of celebrity charities are for show – empty offices with little true muscle behind well-meaning names. For Brees, it’s the opposite: His charity does a lot more than many of his most ardent fans realize.
WRITTEN BY Eric Adelson & FULL STORY HERE