Celebrities, sports personalities and people all over the world are giving their input to fight this horrible Coronavirus pandemic.
The world received the generous donations of the likes of Rihanna, Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Rafael Nadal, Pep Guardiola and now it was time for Novak Djokovic to make a move. The world no.1 (tennis) announced that he and his lovely wife Jelena will donate 1 million Euros toward medical supplies to help the healthcare in Serbia.
This was their statement
“Dear friends, this is a video from the press conference my wife @jelenadjokovicndf and I hosted this afternoon to announce that we donated 1 million euros through our @novakfoundation to Serbia for the purchase of medical equipment and supplies. We have spent the past several weeks gathering every piece of necessary information on COVID-19 in order to make this informed decision on how my family could make the biggest and best impact on our country. People from the Republic of China have given us tremendous help and support, we cannot thank them enough.
I keep receiving calls from all over the world and people want to help but don’t know where or how. We have decided to open an emergency account through Novak Djokovic Foundation where our family money will go and I’m directing any other person that wishes to help to donate there. All the money will go towards the purchase of respirators, medical equipment, and any required supplies like masks.
I am fully aware of how much this crisis has impacted everyone on all fronts.. I am touched by the generosity that keeps pouring from across the globe with the intention to give back and help in Serbia. I am very proud to be an athlete in these times, among many greats who have come forward to bring people together at a time when we are apart – to bring hope, community, and inspire others, in the same way, to use our platforms for good. This is what life is all about – giving.