St. Louis Food Bank Gets Generous Donation From Football Star Pierre Desir
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If St. Louis has a Guardian Angel, it’s Pierre Desir. The Indianapolis Colts cornerback, who was born in Haiti but raised in St. Louis since he was four, is always looking for ways to show us love and his help couldn’t come at a better time.
While Desir was stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak, he was pondering how he could help his hometown. Inspired by a $ 1 million donation from the Colts owner to Gleaners Food Bank earlier this week, Desir pledged enough money to cover the cost of more than 20,000 meals for families in St. Louis.
The Indianapolis Star reports that Desir’s deep love for the St. Louis community is behind this donation.
“I just want the community to know that I still take care of them even though I don’t live there year round,” Desir told the Indianapolis star. “I will do everything I can to help.”
This isn’t the first time Desir has made headlines for his kindness and generosity. He was recently in town to dedicate a performance center he sponsored at this former school, Francis Howell Central.
Earlier this year, he went to Northview Elementary School washing young students’ feet before giving them 500 new pairs of shoes as part of the Samaritan’s Feet program.
Whenever Pierre Desir steps in, St. Louis is a better, friendlier place. We are proud to call him ours.
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