Kate Upton and her husband Justin Verlander have announced plans to donate his weekly pay cheques to organisations helping those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a video posted on both their Instagram pages over the weekend, the model and the baseball player revealed he would be receiving weekly paycheques from Major League Baseball (MLB) bosses while the sports season is suspended and they would be donating that income to a different organisation every week.
“Hey everyone, so I just found out MLB is going to be providing us a paycheque for the next couple of months,” he said, before noting that it is a difficult time for those in need and adding, “We have decided to donate that paycheque.”
“Yes, we’re going to pick an organisation every week who’s doing really good work right now and donate the entire week’s paycheque to that organisation,” Kate continued. “We’ll also be highlighting the organisation that we choose so that everyone can see the amazing work they’re doing right now.”
In the lengthy caption to his video, the sportsman wrote, “Everyone around the world is affected by this virus, and we hope to contribute to the families and jobs affected, the healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines and the many others in need of basic necessities, medical supplies, and support at home.
“We know everyone is impacted by this crisis, but for those who are able, we encourage you to stay home to help flatten the curve and look to those around you who need a helping hand.”
Many fashion brands and designers have made donations to aid coronavirus relief efforts, while Victoria Beckham recently announced she would be donating a percentage of sales of her clothing and beauty lines to food bank organisations in the U.K. and U.S.
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