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ORLANDO, Florida – The National Basketball Players Association donated money to keep a food bank running for laid-off Disney World employees.
What you need to know
- The NBA Players Association donates $ 50,000 to UNITE HERE Local 737’s Food Bank
- The food bank is helping thousands of laid-off Disney World workers
- The food bank was in danger of being closed due to a lack of resources
The players’ union, made up of NBA players, donates $ 50,000 to the UNITE HERE Local 737-operated food bank that represents thousands of hotel professionals in central Florida. Local 737 shared the news on Wednesday on his Twitter account.
The donation comes after players spend the summer at Disney World restarting the league’s season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We hope to say ‘thank you’ with this donation and to show the members of Local 737 the same kindness they showed our members last summer and fall,” said Michele Roberts, NBPA executive director, in a statement. “It’s been a tough year – especially for these people and their families. We stand by our brothers and sisters and wish them all the best this holiday season. “
Local 737 has been running the grocery bank for 33 weeks and distributing free groceries to affected workers and their families. However, the food bank was in danger of closing due to a lack of resources and funds.
With this donation from the NBA Players Union, the Food Bank can run for a while longer.
“This amazing contribution from the players’ union could not have come at a better time,” said Jeremy Haicken, president of Local 737, in a statement. “With thousands of workers still out of work and on Florida’s meager unemployment benefits, there is a massive need to provide food for workers’ families. We are deeply grateful to the NBA players and their union for this generous donation. “
The union continues to accept donations to support their efforts.
If you want to donate, you can do so here.