Nick Saban has been pretty active amid our current national COVID-19 public health crisis. Today, he and his wife Ms. Terry are supporting Alabamans further through the Nick’s Kids Foundation.
“As we have said to our team, we share the same message to all of you. Please understand the following guidelines of social distancing. It’s important,” said in a video tweeted by Alabama football on Tuesday. “We ask that everyone please wash your hands often. Stay at home if at all possible. And when you have to be out in public, make sure you keep six feet between you and the nearest person.”
It is important for popular public figures like Saban to drive home the importance of these actions. He and other major college football coaches, like SEC West rival Ed Orgeron, have done a very good job given the situation. Now, he’s taking things up to a new level.
In a new video, Nick Saban that his family has made a “significant contribution” to the United Way community crisis fund. The fund is assisting those impacted by COVID-19 with food, shelter and other “basic life needs.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the difficult challenges our world faces today. Coach Saban and Ms. Terry are committed to helping families during this time of need. Together we can defeat this invisible enemy and win as a team! pic.twitter.com/Y50l0RCUS9
— Nick's Kids Foundation (@NicksKidsFdn) March 25, 2020
“We are all in this together, and together, we can fight this invisible enemy by respecting social distancing and being diligent,” Saban says in the message, posted by the Nick’s Kids Foundation. “Miss Terry and I are committed to helping families in the state of Alabama recover from the many obstacles created by this crisis.”
Luckily, Alabama hasn’t had the same severe outbreak that some big coastal cities like New York have so far. Some of that is lesser testing in the area, of course. Per the latest update by the New York Times, Alabama has 283 cases so far, but no deaths so far.
Hopefully we’ll get over the hill on COVID-19 soon, but cases continue to grow as of today. Continue social distancing, washing hands, and being as responsible as possible during this crisis.