Chelsea and Germany defender, Antonio Rudiger has announced that his foundation is undertaking a project dubbed ‘Mask Up Freetown’ to provide 60,000 face masks for low income market traders in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Rudiger whose mom is a Sierra Leonean, said the project will hopefully reduce the spread of Covid-19.
To ensure that this project is successful, Rudiger is partnering with Madam Wokie (a Sierra Leone based fashion brand) and Lunch Box Gift (a non-profit organisation that provides freshly cooked meals for communities in crisis or in need).
Rudiger also revealed he will pledge an amount of $5,000 to kickstart the campaign which is targeted at raising a total amount of $30,000.
Rudiger was grateful to fellow football stars; Mesut Ozil, Ngolo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Olivier Giroud for donation an extra $5,000.
You can also donate to support the Antonio Rudiger Foundation in carrying out this project.
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Other projects undertaken by Rudiger
Antonio Rudiger has pledged to cover three months’ worth of catering costs at the Berlin hospital where he was born in order to help staff during the coronavirus crisis.
He has also contributed to the #PlayersTogether initiative as well as, along with the rest of the Chelsea squad, making a donation to the club’s charitable foundation to help the vulnerable in west London.
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