McGregor To Donate Over $1 Million In Medical Supplies To Hospitals In Ireland
Just recently, Conor McGregor sent out a passionate message to the people and officials in Ireland. The hopeful speech urged everyone to stay at home in order to combat the coronavirus. He called out a number of officials to help out and deploy units to ensure this is possible.
One official, the Irish Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, saw his request and reached out to the MMA star. He was questioning what kind of methods McGregor would use in order to spread the message of social distancing. When asked for advice, McGregor went a step further and promised to donate €1 million (over $1.1 million) in medical supplies to hospitals all over the area.
“Today I am purchasing myself, €1 million euro worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region,” McGregor stated. “Our most affected region, to this date.
“St. James, Mater, Tallaght, Beaumont, Vincent’s. Where we would be without these brave men and women, i do not know. May God bless over them and keep them safe!”
Thank you sincerely for your message, Minister Paschal Donohoe.
Here is my reply. pic.twitter.com/0NcnVgrKaA
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 25, 2020
Prior to the donation, McGregor had a plan to encourage those in the area to be safe and vigilant. He recommended people wash hands, not go out and do what needed to be done in an appropriate manner. The “Notorious” One mentioned that the airlines need to be heavily monitored. Going further into that, the procedure in handling the coronavirus at airports is much more relaxed than it needs to be. McGregor encourages buildings to be closed and police units need to be on the streets.
“Building sites should be closed,” McGregor continued. “They are open for what? We can always build again after this. In every way. But we must put Health before Wealth.”
The former Lightweight and Featherweight Champion has been known to care for his land. He has built houses for homeless families and has looked out for children who were just like him when he was young.
In this case, the coronavirus is something that he wants officials to take seriously. There are over 1,564 cases of the virus in Ireland, with nine deaths. That is up from over 1,125 cases just a few days ago. McGregor hopes that with his message, both the video and via social media to officials, things can get done sooner rather than later.
“I feel like we are moving in the right way, it just feels to me like it is not all the way. I urge all the way!
“All In” is the term we must use here. Bit by bit will cost us lives. To see what is happening here in Ireland and all across the entire globe, is heartbreaking to me. I pray. God Speed Minister and thank you for the message, and your service to our nation.”