Jets, Johnson Family Donate $1M Toward Coronavirus Relief Effort

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 23, 2020

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 29:  A general view of a New York Jets helmet before a game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on December 29, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York.  Jets beat the Bills 13 to 6.  (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets and the Johnson family donated $1 million to three local United Way agencies to aid in the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. 

"The United Way continues to improve lives around the world and we need community-based organizations more than ever at this moment," Jets CEO said of the donation. "Everyone has been impacted by this invisible enemy and the United Way is meeting it head-on at home, helping those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the economic consequences of the outbreak."

According to CNN, more than 332,00 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed across the world, and at least 14,500 people have died from the disease.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Monday the state has 20,875 cases throughout the state, with New York City accounting for the majority (12,305) of the positive tests. 

As the pandemic has forced almost every major sports league to temporarily suspend play, teams and athletes have stepped up to do what they can to help others.

The Cleveland Browns announced Monday that owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam had donated $1 million to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund and another $500,000 to the Columbus Foundation's Emergency Response Fund.

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt are among the players who have pledged financial contributions to the cause.

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