John Wall helping provide rent relief for D.C. residents

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[caption id="attachment_255604" align="aligncenter" width="756"] (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)[/caption] An area that has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 is receiving help from a local sports figure. Former Kentucky Wildcat and current point guard for the Washington Wizards, John Wall, has launched a new program called "202 Assist" that will provide rent relief for the residents of D.C's Ward 8. https://twitter.com/JWFamFoundation/status/1263820356269244416?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1263820356269244416&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nba.com%2Fwizards%2Fjohn-wall-family-foundation-202-assist-052220 In association with the John Wall Family Foundation (JWFF), the program's goal is to raise $300,000 in four weeks for area families in need of rent relief. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so by clicking the link here. This is Washington D.C.'s first COVID-19 rent-relief program “D.C. has been my second home for 10 years now, and I have always had a strong connection to the community,” Wall said, according to the press release. “After learning how COVID-19 has affected the residents of Ward 8, I felt that I needed to act which is why I have partnered with the city. I hope that others will join me to help those in need during these uncertain times.” Wall and the Wizards practice at the MedStar Wizards Performance Center, located in the Ward 8 area, while the Washington Mystics (WNBA) and Capital City Go-Go (G League) play their home games in the same building. https://twitter.com/UKCoachCalipari/status/1263922804338155521 This isn't the first time that Wall has established programs to help people suffering during the coronavirus pandemic. In April, the one-time Wildcat donated 2,300 N95 masks to healthcare workers and helped provide them with 600 meals. The world needs more people like John Wall.

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2021-09-24