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NFL Players Give Aid at the Border

NFL players Josh Norman and Demario Davis brought food, blankets, backpacks and supplies to a group of asylum seekers. This is what they wish Americans understood about life at the U.S.-Mexico border.

NFL Players Give Aid at the Border

These NFL players spent time with immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Josh Norman of the Washington Redskins and Demario Davis of the New Orleans Saints have been taking volunteer trips together for over a year. They volunteered to help during the Flint water crisis. This is now the second time they’ve volunteered with migrants.

Demario Davis says, “People make it seem like it's people with AK-47s and it's the wild, wild west going on there. We’re in the thick of it. We’re standing right in the middle of it, bro. On the other side right now. When we walked across that's when it really hits you like how different it is, the reality versus the narrative. Like you got babies, like little babies, you know, two years old, up to six, seven, eight-year old’s, like multiple kids sleeping on the ground for months right outside our border. Like not 100 yards away from the border, not a mile away from the border, like right next to the border.”

Josh Norman adds as they gear up to take a group photo, “They're so happy and excited they got blankets. Just blankets from the store that me and you can get without even thinking about it, with the drop of a hat. But they were happy they got that, like, that’s the type of stuff that just is not being seen or being told. This is going on in America. I cannot, like, express how deeply I am disgusted by this. But what I’m going to do is I'm going to help them find a new place and I’m going to spend my money to do that because guess what? I feel as if, if I can’t do something about it then I'm a failure to myself. And if everybody was to take the role and initiative it wouldn't be the case.”

The duo bought up all the blankets at a nearby store to distribute, along with toys, backpacks and food, and saw the inside of a shelter housing migrants who were recently deported. They also visited the National Butterfly Center, which the proposed border wall would cut through. They launched the Norman and Davis Fund to continue supporting Migrants, the people of Flint and other causes down the road.

Josh Norman concludes, “We can do better. We know how to do better but we choose not to do better… We can be set free from all this by doing the right thing. So, I implore people, just to try to find a way to make these wrongs, make them right.”

Brut.

05/02/2019 12:00 PM
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  • Eriu J.
    05/02/2019 12:03

    Good job Josh! #HTTR

  • Cheri D.
    05/02/2019 12:10

    You guys are awesome!!!!

  • Rory Y.
    05/02/2019 12:17

    Gross

  • Daniel H.
    05/02/2019 12:19

    Amen brother that is God blessing to help people's and kids

  • Cheryl L.
    05/02/2019 12:34

    Keep up the great work. Happy to see compassionate people. May God bless you both

  • Faye B.
    05/02/2019 12:34

    My hat's off to you guys !!! What's happening in Flint and at the border is an indictment against this country and everything it's supposed to stand for.

  • Faye L.
    05/02/2019 12:41

    This is the sweetest thing I’ve seen in a long time... thank you guys from all of US!!!

  • Caryn G.
    05/02/2019 12:47

    Beautiful

  • Didine D.
    05/02/2019 12:59

    God bless them!!!

  • Donny L.
    05/02/2019 13:00

    Now, why can't we all do something like this. Most of us do not have the kind of resources that these guys have, but we all can do a little, which will go a long way.

  • Hector S.
    05/02/2019 13:01

    This is the real America not trumps bullshit

  • Wasim B.
    05/02/2019 13:02

    Hi everyone, I am a person who is interested in learning English and I want help from original speakers for this language, so by speech and discussion. Anyone who is helping me I'll be his own, and can talk about culture and stories of peoples and art. Thanks for everyone

  • Hector S.
    05/02/2019 13:05

    Hell yea way to go guys

  • Donna K.
    05/02/2019 13:09

    Making the world a better place, one step at a time.

  • Joseph M.
    05/02/2019 13:11

    It's a great thing they are doing for illegals, but I'm not seeing them help all underprivileged kids and homeless USA citizens ( legals) that go hungry everyday.

  • Toren W.
    05/02/2019 13:12

    Fuck charities two man always do something the government never do with way less look at Akon mfs a joke

  • Juba B.
    05/02/2019 13:21

    Bless your hearts you are angels on earth.

  • Ruby M.
    05/02/2019 13:30

    Take your millions to their home country and help them, they could live in Mexico but in mexico you don"T get all the free Stuff you do in the states, the American people worked hard building this country and was willing to fight to keep it free, The American people did not run from their country when it was in trouble they stood up far it, Non of the south American countries joined us in ANY War that we were in, our people died keeping their Countries free, not counting a few of the ones that lived in the states, they need to stay home ,we have run out of rooml and money to support people who want fight far their OWN country , let them call the U,N, to help them build their country up and create jobs, we give the U N, Billions of dollars ever year let them do their job,. the U,S takes in more peole each year then the rest of the world combined together,. These players only want their names in the head lines, How many in the enter city could of use there help, instead we pay Billions of dollars far Sports centers far them and the Rich owners, we are taxed to pay far the Sports centers so these guys can be paid way to much money far so little,

  • Mark M.
    05/02/2019 13:35

    🖒👏👏

  • Joe D.
    05/02/2019 13:53

    Dont let Dementia Donnie see this.He will say 'Fire those SOBs" I have more respect for the common housefly than i do for that SOB Trump.