Even without a team or a contract quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still scoring big.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback joined Ben Stiller’s charity, The Stiller Foundation, and YouTube star, Kaepernick in helping raising of funds to feed families hit hard by famine in Somali.
Together, the three helped convince Turkish Airlines to fly food to East Africa for the starving families.
The airline will make available 60 tons of food and will let the coalition ship food containers on commercial flights to Somalia until the famine is over.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) March 17, 2017
“Amazing news,” said Kaepernick.
“Turkish Airlines granted us an airplane to fly to Somalia, a 60 ton cargo plane, so we can fly there with food with water for these people. Now, we’ve started a GoFundMe page to allow anyone to help us donate food, donate water. We’ll make sure every cent goes to helping these people.
“This is a victory for the people. This is a victory for the people of Somalia. It was done out of love, out of respect for these people. We wanted to bring structure to this so now we’re going to us the name “Love Army for Somalia.” So use the #LoveArmyForSomalia and this is amazing. Let’s keep building. Let’s keep going.”
The campaign has exceeded its $1 million funding goal in just 22 hours.