Archive for the ‘World’ Category

Fiesta Bowl donates $1 million to Arizona coronavirus relief fund

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Fiesta Bowl Charities on Monday announced a $1 million donation to support food services and youth programming nonprofits who could use a lift amid the coronavirus-impacted economy. When we started thinking about how we could best help, we picked up the phones and asked charities what their most urgent needs are,” Fiesta Bowl board of directors chair Patrick Barkley said in a release.

Anah Shrine hosting Thursday blood drives

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Event Date & Time: April 30, 2020 12:00 pm until April 30, 2020 5:00 pm BANGOR –– There is a critical need for blood due to the coronavirus pandemic and Anah Shrine wants to help. This Thursday, April 2 begins a series of blood donation events being held at the Anah Shrine Center at 1404 Broadway in Bangor. From noon to 5 p.m.

How Aaron Rodgers escaped Peru amid Covid-19 panic

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

LOS ANGELES Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers used a private jet to escape Peru with just 15 minutes to spare before the airport was locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rodgers on Friday described scenes of panic and fear as he recounted his hasty exit along with three others from the South American country. "It was absolute pandemonium at the airport," Rogers told the Pat McAfee podcast show.

Coronavirus: NFL drama as Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers flees Peru amid COVID-19 panic

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Los Angeles: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers used a private jet to escape Peru with just 15 minutes to spare before the airport was locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rodgers on Friday described scenes of panic and fear as he recounted his hasty exit along with three others from the South American country. It was absolute pandemonium at the airport,” Rogers told the Pat McAfee podcast show.

Local woman works to support both local food businesses and health care workers

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

A local woman has found a way to help out people working in the food industries and show support to front line health care workers at the same time. Tiffany Sjong started raising money on St. Patrick’s Day. Her goal was to pay for enough meals for emergency room workers at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, as well as help people in the food industry struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins Donating $150K to Arizona COVID-19 Relief Fund

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is already making an impact in his new home. Hopkins announced Friday he's donating $150,000 to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund: The Cardinals announced Tuesday they made a $1 million donation to the state's fund to combat COVID-19. "Like so many in our community, this unprecedented crisis has us asking what we can do to help and what might have the greatest impact," team chairman and president Michael Bidwill said.

Looking for essential supplies? Cobb County is making it easy to help

Friday, March 27th, 2020

COBB COUNTY, Ga. The Cobb County government is working on providing a place for people to check and see if stores are stocked with essential supplies. The county government posted a link on its Facebook page asking people to fill it out as they go to the grocery store, Target, Costco and other stores and note if they have things like toilet paper, disinfecting wipes and more.

Hoda Kotb Breaks Down in Tears During Chat With Drew Brees Over Coronavirus Impact on Louisiana

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Hoda Kotb’s heart is with the people of Louisiana. The “Today Show” anchor, who lived in New Orleans for six years in the 90s while working at the local news station, became emotional while talking with Drew Brees about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting her old stomping grounds. Earlier this week, Brees and his wife, Brittany, announced they were donating $5 million to the state and its people, whose livelihood has been heavily impacted by the virus.

Gucci donates €2 million in support of fighting coronavirus

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Gucci has announced that it will donate €2 million in support of two crowdfunding campaigns to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. One campaign will help locally, in support of the Italian Civil Protection Department in partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo, and the other will help on a more global scale, supporting the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund with the World Health Organisation.

Union HRD Minister donates one month’s salary to PM fund

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ here on Thursday donated his one month salary to the Prime Minister Relief Fund to help battle the coronavirus crisis. In these times of crisis and to battle coronavirus outbreak, I am donating one month’s salary to provide economic relief to the people. Not only this, if the need be, I will personally do whatever I can to help the people,” Nishank said.