(May 6, 2020 / JNS) A group of celebrities helped fundraise on Tuesday to deliver meals for Holocaust survivors living in New York City who cannot leave their home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The group included New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman; actor and singer Skylar Astin; NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas; and actress Dolores Catania.
They teamed up with 333 Charity and the UJA-Federation to teach a virtual workout class on total body conditioning with Trooper Fitness.
A minimum $20 donation to 333 Charity’s website was required in order to participate in the Zoom workout.
“Watching New York and the rest of the world get hit by the COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely difficult,” Thomas told Page Six of The New York Post in a statement. “Myself and my family are happy to work with 333 Charity and other organizations on Giving Tuesday to support meal deliveries for Holocaust survivors living in poverty during this difficult time.”
An estimated 36,000 Holocaust survivors live in New York. According to 333 Charity, about 40 percent of them live below the poverty line.
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