Mohamed Salah helps his hometown fight COVID-19
Mohamed Salah is no stranger to charitable giving, especially when it comes to his hometown of Nagrig in Egypt.
The Liverpool man has never been shy when it comes to helping those less fortunate than him in Nagrig, previously providing funds for things such as an ambulance station, sports facilities and a station sewage treatment.
In 2017, Salah created a charity named Nagrig Charity Association (NCA) with the goal of improving the lives of those in his hometown, and after learning about their struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, the 28-year-old n wasted no time in lending a hand.
Through the NCA, Salah has made a generous donation that will allow local hospitals to purchase the oxygen tanks they need to treat those affected by the virus.
The association’s director, Hassan Bakr, confirmed the news and was quick to point out the incredible generosity Salah has shown towards his native Egypt in recent years.
“Salah and his family donated oxygen cylinders to Basyoun Central Hospital to help coronavirus patients in Nagrig,” he told Cairo Talk radio station (via The Mirror). “He often intervenes in the problems of returning to Egypt by making a donation.”
Since the charity’s inception in 2017, the NCA is believed to have helped up to 500 people in the man’s hometown of Liverpool, the most vulnerable in society such as the elderly, orphans and widows being their main focus.
It is reported that Salah has donated over £ 400,000 to the charity since its inception just four years ago.
This is not the first time that the Premier League star has sought to help his country in the fight against the coronavirus, having provided a huge amount of food in April 2020 to help those who would otherwise be hungry.