COVID-19 : Phillip Danault at the heart of the battle

COVID-19 : Phillip Danault au cœur de la bataille

The striker of the Montreal canadiens Phillip Danault is part of the seven players of the national hockey League (NHL) dedicating their efforts to an initiative of Kruger Products, whose objective is to support the fight against the COVID-19.

The participants wish to convince the people of the country on the social networks to “perform acts of kindness toward their neighbors,” in the framework of the national initiative #DéroulerVotreGénérosité. Thus, Danault, Anthony Duclair (Ottawa Senators), Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg Jets); Milan Lucic (Calgary Flames), Darnell Nurse (Edmonton Oilers), Bo Horvat (Vancouver Canucks) and Tyson Barrie (Toronto Maple Leafs) have all chosen to make a donation to food Banks Canada, while trying to convince the public to act.

“These are the small gestures of everyday life which are probably the most popular and that can make a big difference”, said in a statement Danault, who encouraged his followers to give a hand in picking up grocery bags extra for a neighbor.

“Help can be as simple as buying a gift card to your local restaurant favorite,” added Barrie.

In addition, several of the personalities on canadian television, including the facilitators Louis Jean and Dave Morissette of the channel, TVA Sports, will echo the challenge issued by the players of hockey for Canadians to participate in the initiative #DéroulerVotreGénérosité on their respective chains.

Donation of $200,000

Manufacturer among others of the trademark Cashmere, Scotties and Purex, Kruger Products has already contributed to the war effort against the sars coronavirus. A gift of $ 200,000 has been offered to the Funds-Front Line, a network of more than 160 foundations of hospitals in Canada, created to provide resources to health-care workers on the front line who protect Canadians against the COVID-19.

“We launched the initiative #DéroulerVotreGénérosité three weeks ago, by delivering packages of paper products fabric to the front line staff in hospitals in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, and through donations to food banks across Canada,” said the chief marketing officer of the company, Susan Irving.

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