Assist Others: Darnell Nurse donates $ 5,000 to the Edmonton Meals Financial institution
EDMONTON – Darnell Nurse is the latest celebrity to give the Edmonton Food Bank a much-needed boost.
The Oilers defender donated $ 5,000 to the “Feed Your Friends” campaign, a fundraiser for the food bank organized in partnership with 104.9 Virgin Radio, to ensure Edmontons have the food they need during the pandemic .
“Wash your hands, stay safe and help others,” read a message from the nurse.
Last week, actor Ryan Reynolds donated $ 4,000, followed a day later by Edmonton-born Nathan Fillion, who donated $ 5,000.
“When we started Feed Your Friends a few weeks ago, we had no doubt that Edmontoners would act quickly to get their support behind the Edmonton Food Bank. Helping the needy is in the DNA of this city, ”said JD Anderson, program director at Virgin Radio 104.9.
“We want to make sure that nobody has to do without them in these difficult times.”
Feed Your Friends started with a goal of $ 10,000, but as of 3 p.m. Monday, donations have topped $ 31,000.
You can donate online to the Edmonton Food Bank campaign. The fundraising campaign will run until April 24th, 2020.