Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is known for his selfless giving, and he is now taking his philanthropy overseas.
Smith-Schuster tweeted Wednesday he is donating $10,000 to bring medical assistance to Indian farmers protesting agricultural laws they say are endangering their livelihoods.
Happy to share that I’ve donated $10,000 to provide medical assistance to the farmers in need in India to help save lives during these times. I hope we can prevent any additional life from being lost. 🙏🏾 #FarmersProtest https://t.co/0WoEw0l3ij— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) February 3, 2021
According to U.S. News, tens of thousands of farmers in northern India have been protesting new laws enacted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration, braving near-freezing temperatures to block off major highways in opposition until the legislation is rescinded.
Nearly 30 people have reportedly died due to the harsh conditions, with many of the protesting farmers older in age and sleeping out in the elements night after night. Another eight have reportedly been killed in traffic accidents.
“I hope we can prevent any additional life from being lost,” Smith-Schuster said Wednesday.