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Jeremy Maclin donates money, food to former school district in wake of COVID-19

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Good Guy Jeremy Maclin, checking in for duty

One of the heartening parts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the outpouring of support from one human to another. From shows of support for frontline healthcare workers to parades of teachers congratulating their graduating students — there hasn’t been a shortage of human decency cropping up around us.

The latest example in the Mizzou sphere? Former Mizzou and NFL great Jeremy Maclin, who’s using his privileges to bless families in his former school district.

As referenced in the tweet, KSDK covered the story.

“Man, like I said I moved back home for a reason and this is one of the reasons I moved back home,” he said.

A couple of weeks ago, Maclin who now resides within the Parkway School District boundaries, said he decided to donate $15,000 to that district’s COVID-19 relief fund. But, never forgetting where he came from, he also decided to help the Kirkwood School District.

“Kirkwood’s always home, though so anytime I get a chance to come back to my home roots I come do it,” Maclin said.

Maclin and his crew passed out $15,000 worth of non-perishable and perishable food and hygiene items to Kirkwood families.

I’m sure proud he’s a #TrueSon, aren’t you?

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  • Mizzou Hoops is also dishing out offers, this one to a kid named Legend.

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Generally this is where we deposit the Missouri-related links that don’t fit with the bigger theme. HOWEVER, there are only so many of those to go around these days.

So as long as I’m doing links (Mondays and Tuesdays!) I’ll be posting stuff that’s getting me through this craziness (note: this is the last week I’ll be doing this, as sports are starting to slowly make the news more and more often.)

For what it’s worth, other larger states (or states with larger populations) are saying similar things.

  • Michael Phelps wrote an article at ESPN (through a surrogate writer) about how he’s battling depression through the pandemic. A good read for anyone who has struggled with some form of mental illness over the past few months.
  • In news that is very, very important to me, the cast of Community reunited for a table read to donate money to COVID-19 relief. And, yes, Donald Glover was involved!
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