Vicksburg native Malcolm Butler, cornerback for the Tennessee Titans and a two-time Super Bowl champion, made a gift to the United Way of West Central Mississippi in Vicksburg that will provide meals to more than 600 senior citizens.
Today, he announced his financial support of Nashville’s Meharry Medical College’s effort as a city COVID-19 Community Assessment Center. These funds will provide health-care workers and first responders with necessary personal protective equipment and medical materials.
“Our response to COVID-19 is directly in line with our mission at Meharry: to worship God through service to mankind,” said Dr. James E.K. Hildreth Sr., Meharry President, CEO and infectious disease expert, in a statement. “We are appreciative of Mr. Butler’s generosity in supporting our response efforts to this growing public health crisis. All members of our community have been impacted by the rise of COVID-19, and we are grateful for the opportunity to provide care to those in need.”
Additionally, Butler is providing funds to feed first responders through Nashville’s Kingdom Café, a minority-owned small business.
All gifts are made in honor of Butler’s induction into the Gulf State Conference Hall of Fame, scheduled for Thursday.
“I am humbled and honored, but I can’t accept this recognition without thanking the real Hall of Famers and MVPs of our community: the health-care workers and first responders who are keeping us safe,” Butler said. “Nashville and my hometown of Vicksburg have supported me, and I want to do my part to help support them at this difficult time.”See a typo? Report it here.