Colin Kaepernick has made waves this year during the NFL season. After opting out of his contract with the 49ers on March 3rd of this year, Kaepernick has devoted his time to progressing his NFL career on the field, as well as off the field.
The QB, along with other celebrities took to Instagram and twitter to urge Turkish Airlines in sending aid overseas to Somalia with the hashtag #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia.
Kaepernick quoted in his video to the airline saying “There’s an impending famine because of drought, politics, inaction of (non-government organizations) and lack of media attention.”
Here is Colin’s original plea for help:
After a successful campaign, Turkish Airlines agreed to send 60 tons of aid on a cargo plane along to Somalia. Kaepernick then took this news and again announced it on Instagram, but this time with an announcement that he is teaming up with Hollywood actor, Ben Stiller’s charity by starting a GoFundMe page called Love Army For Somalia. The page has exceeded its goal of $1 million and is currently going upwards from its current amount of $1.4 million raised.
Kaeperncik is still focused on landing an NFL starting QB job heading into training camp, but it could be difficult considering all of the media attention he brings along with him