One more NFL owner has ponied up to help his home state as Cleveland Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam and his wife Dee have donated $1.5 million to help Ohio recover from the coronavirus.
The Haslam Foundation announced that it was donating one million to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, and an additional $500K to the Columbus Foundation’s Emergency Response Fund, according to Fox 8.
“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 press release on Monday.
“We are grateful for the individuals who are putting others before themselves and for the sacrifices they are making,” they added.
The Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is an arm of the Cleveland Foundation and benefits nonprofits in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties in Ohio. It has reported raising well over $5 million thus far, according to Cleveland.com.
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