Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is making himself useful off the field while he awaits a phone call from an NFL team.
The former San Francisco 49er got involved with the "Turkish Airlines Help Somalia" movement, which has led to food, water and aid being sent to the country, which is experiencing a historic famine that could reportedly affect more than six million people.
French entrepreneur and social media star Jerome Jarre started the campaign by introducing the idea of a Turkish plane delivering goods to Somalia. Award-winning actor Ben Stiller co-signed and made a proclamation of his own on Twitter.
Kaepernick chimed in on Instagram hours after Jarre, expressing his concern and willingness to help.
After Turkish Airlines agreed to provide a plane, Kaepernick issued a thank you statement on Twitter.
There's expected be a full cargo flight that can hold 60 tons of food. On the GoFundMe page created by Jarre, which has already raised more than $1 million, he announced that the airline has also agreed to allow food containers to be shipped on its commercial aircrafts to Somalia until the end of the famine.
12/06/2017 16:32:00:-The U.S. military in Africa says it carried out an airstrike in southern Somalia that killed eight Islamic extremists at a rebel command and logistics camp, 185 miles southwest of Mogadishu, the capital.
10/06/2017 12:13:00:-Efforts to bring back Hamid Juneja, an injured Kutchi sailor, from Somalia went in vain as he succumbed to injuries on Friday. His family members, who lost their sole bread winner, gave their consent to have his last rites performed in Somalia because neither can they go there nor afford to bring his body home.
08/06/2017 16:46:00:-The latest diplomatic spat in the Middle East, over Qatar’s alleged ties to terrorism, risks engulfing and destabilizing Somalia, a war-torn Horn of Africa nation struggling to bolster its own fragile democracy after decades of civil war.