Embiid’s charitable ways changes the mind of 76ers’ owner.
The Process is giving his support to people in need during these troubling times. The Philadelphia 76ers’ All-Star center Joel Embiid, is donating $500K to COVID-19 medical relief efforts and to employees of the Sixers’ organization.
Philadelphia 76ers star @JoelEmbiid has decided to pledge $500K to COVID-19 medical relief—to help survival and protection efforts in the community. AND he’s committed to helping Sixers employees who will suffer financial hardship in light of the franchise’s salary reductions.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) March 24, 2020
On Monday, NBC Sports reported that Philadelphia 76ers’ and New Jersey Devils’ employees were asked to take a 20% pay cut due to coronavirus prevention regulations. Sixers and Devils CEO Scott O’Neil released a statement regarding the pay cut on Monday:
“As we navigate this evolving COVID-19 environment, we are mindful of the long-term impact the suspension of live events and games will have on our organization and industry. To ensure we can continue to support and operate our businesses during these uncertain times without reducing our workforce, we are asking our full-time, salaried employees to temporarily reduce their pay by up to 20 percent and move to a four-day week. In addition to supporting our people, we are committed to playing an ongoing role in funding efforts to help the most impacted residents in our home cities. In the coming days, we will enter into additional partnerships in Philadelphia, Camden and Newark to assist our neighbors with food and resource distribution during this public health crisis.”
Charitable Acts Cause Change Of Heart
After news broke that the Embiid was supporting Sixers’ employees, the team owner had a change of heart. Owner of the Philadelphia 76ers’ and New Jersey Devils, Josh Harris, retracts the decision to cut the pay of the organizations’ employees. The Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment company released this statement on March 24.2020.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 24, 2020
Joel Embiid went to Twitter to give his input on the owner’s decision to reverse their irresponsible decision.
In these trying times, I’m proud of the Sixers organization for reversing course and “doing a 180”. Let’s focus on beating this Coronavirus now. Let’s be responsible and Trust the Process!!
— Joel “Do a 180” Embiid??? (@JoelEmbiid) March 24, 2020
Joel Embiid showed us how we should react in troubling times like we face today. We should be trying to find ways to support others instead of fending for our own gain. Donating money is one way to help stop the coronavirus, but not everyone is financially capable. The best way to truly stop this outbreak is to stay home and away from other people. Prevent spreading the virus and hopefully it will soon pass over.
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