Efforts to bring the deadly Coronavirus pandemic under control are growing by the day, with not only governments, but celebrities and sports personalities becoming involved to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Two of which are Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam, who have announced a $1.5m donation to help protect people in their home state of Ohio.
Over 350 people have already been confirmed to have the virus in the state, with numbers set to continue on an upward trajectory, potentially dramatically, across the United States over the coming weeks.
The donation will be broken down into two parts; $1m will go to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, with the remaining $500,000 going to the Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund.
“We are humbled by the tremendous work of people around the world in their efforts to help those impacted by COVID-19 and we wanted to try to positively impact those affected in our own communities of Cleveland and Columbus,” the Haslams said in a statement.
“We are grateful for the individuals who are putting others before themselves and for the sacrifices they are making.”
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield also recently donated money to the Cleveland community, giving $50,000 to a local food bank to help those affected by the pandemic.