Antonio Rüdiger of Chelsea Football Club of England has launched a $30, 000 fund raising campaign to procure 60, 000 protective face masks for distribution to low income market traders in Free Town, Sierra Leone.
The initiative according to the soccer star was aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus in the West African country.
He launched the Gift Box on his official twitter handle, appealing to wealthy individuals and groups to support the initiative for the vulnerable group in Freetown.
He kick started the donation with a pledge of $5, 000.
He thanked Mesoud Ozil of Arsenal and three other football stars to supporting the foundation with additional $5,000 donation.