"Brittany and I are committing $5,000,000 to the State of Louisiana in 2020," Brees wrote on Instagram. "The priority now is helping our communities get through this tough time."
The one-time , food and face the risk of layoffs within a matter of weeks, and that's not the only industry that's suffering. The U.S. could see 14 million lost jobs by this summer, warns the Economic Policy Institute, while noting that the fluid nature of the public health crisis means such projections are in flux.
Brees' $5 million effort is one of the largest celebrity contributions to easing the pain of the coronavirus pandemic. Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation announced it was distributing $5 million to various charities and organizations.
Some celebrity-run companies like Lady Gaga's Haus Laboratories and Ryan Reynold's Aviation Gin are donating a percentage of its profits during this time.
Other stars are giving back in their own unique way. Britney Spears and her sister, Jamie Lynn, are participating in the "Do Your Part" challenge on social media, picking three fans to help out during this time. Fashion designer Christian Siriano announced his seamstresses would make face masks for health care workers and Bethenny Frankel said her bstrong foundation would donate 1 million masks.