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.
19/10/2017 05:37:00:-Thousands of Somalis have demonstrated against those behind the bombing that killed more than 300 people at the weekend, defying police who opened fire to keep them away from the site of the attack.
17/10/2017 11:09:00:-On Saturday morning, Maryam Abdullahi Gedi made breakfast for her family, packed her books and laptop and set out across Mogadishu, the battered capital of Somalia, to see her supervisor at Banadir University about her thesis. She was excited about the prospect of her graduation as a medical doctor this week.
15/10/2017 17:38:00:-The death toll from twin truck bombings in Somalia’s capital rose to more than 200 on Sunday, officials said, as emergency crews pulled more bodies from burned cars and demolished buildings after the Saturday blasts.
13/10/2017 06:09:00:-The Somali musician Hassan-Nour Sayid — known by his stage name, Aar Maanta — and his band, the Urban Nomads, were supposed to be in Minnesota last week, where they were to kick off a monthlong internship of performances and workshops set up through the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.