The PSG starts a financial mobilization in the fight against the pandemic due to Covid-19, which has already killed nearly a thousand people in France. This Tuesday evening, the club announced a donation of 100,000 euros to the Secours populaire français (SPF) "to help the most vulnerable people facing the health crisis". A "first donation", specifies the club, which should lead to others in the coming days. The club is exploring several possibilities.
The 100,000 euros sent to Secours populaire will be used for the assistance of four different entities: "assistance for SPF Doctors via the financing of health protection and hygiene equipment"; "Helping out-of-school and isolated children through funding" of educational kits; "Helping nearly 900 homeless people through the organization of marauders"; "Helping the elderly or isolated people by delivering 10,000 food parcels to their homes, hygiene products and maintaining social ties".
Players have already given, the CUP continues its marauding
"This support will allow the SPF to act quickly to relieve the distress of those most affected by the consequences of this unprecedented crisis," said Thierry Robert, director general of Secours populaire, in the press release sent by the club in the capital. This donation of 100,000 euros is in addition to the renewal of the partnership agreement, recently signed, between PSG and SPF. Extended for three more years, this provides 400,000 euros in aid to "support the daily actions of the SPF with thousands of people in difficulty".
Within PSG, Julian Draxler and Thilo Kehrer made a joint donation of one million euros as part of the fight against Covid-19. In the entourage of the club, the Collectif ultras Paris (CUP) also continues its raids to help the homeless despite the establishment of confinement.