Throughout this Coronavirus epidemic, we’ve been trying to bring you stories of footballers doing good deeds and helping out wherever they can.
Most have donated money, but some are going above and beyond, arranging food parcels or health packages for communities in their local area.
Everton’s Yerry Mina and Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo have both done that of late, and Aston Villa’s Wesley Moraes can be added to the list.
Globo Extra report that the Villa striker recently donated 150 food baskets to families ‘at risk’ in the Monte Castelo neighbourhood in Juiz de Fora, his hometown in Minas Gerais.
The striker is currently under social isolation back in Brazil away from Aston Villa, recovering from a knee injury suffered in the win over Burnley on New Year’s Day.
Despite having spent most of his career abroad, Globo say he ‘never forgot’ the area where he grew up as a child and wanted to help, with COVID-19 affecting the lower classes particularly hard.
”We are living in a difficult time, and I want to help to try to alleviate this crisis,” they report him saying.
“I was born in Juiz de Fora, I grew up in Monte Castelo, and I have many friends in the neighbourhood.
“They are humble families, just like mine, and we need to come together to overcome this period in the best possible way.”