WATCH: Drew Brees, wife Brittany, announce another $5 million donation

By Jesse Reed
Aug 17, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) poses with his wife Brittany Brees and sons Callen Brees and Bowen Brees and Baylen Brees and daughter Rylen Brees prior to a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to slam the United States earlier this year, Drew Brees announced he was donating $5 million to help relief efforts. Now, he and his wife, Brittany, are doing it again.

Drew Brees donating $5 million to build healthcare centers

In a video shared by Brees on his Instagram account, the couple announced they will be funding multiple health care centers in Louisiana with the additional $5 million donation. The first one will be built in New Orleans later this year.

“COVID-19 has changed nearly everything. From the way that we work, to how our kids learn to the way we play football. And as we work through one of the greatest challenges of our lifetimes, our health and wellness has never been more important,” Brees said. “In partnership with Ochsner Health, we will create community health centers in under-served communities throughout the great state of Louisiana. These health centers will offer primary and specialty care to communities who need it most, and promote health equity for all.”

Brittany Brees said, “Our family is honored to help break down barriers and give back to the incredible people of Louisiana.” 

Brees has, through the Brees Dream Foundation, donated more than $33 million around the globe since 2003, per the foundation’s website.