Colin Kaepernick Secures Cargo Plane and $1 Million in Aid via GoFundMe for Somalia

Colin Kaepernick is a hero in my book – for this, and many other reasons! He has confidence, conviction, and dedication…his actions speak volumes!
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Colin Kaepernick (photo via essence.com)

article by Paula Rogo via essence.com

Kaepernick is putting his money, and power, where his mouth is

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick continues to make philanthropic waves after securing a way to provide relief to the people of Somalia. After joining a Twitter campaign beseechingĀ Turkish Airlines to send a cargo plane with aid, the former quarterback announced on Twitter Friday that he had secured oneĀ from the airline to bring supplies to the East African nation.

Turkish Airlines is one of the few that travel to Somalia, and the flight is expected to take place March 27.

TheĀ GoFundMeĀ pageā€™s goal is $1 million, a number it quickly surpassed in 24 hours.

ā€œThis is a victory for the people, this is a victory for the people of Somalia,ā€ said Kaepernick. ā€œIt was done out of love, out of respect for these people. We wantedā€¦

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