In response to Hurricane Laura that hit Louisiana in late August, New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, in partnership with United Way of Southeast Louisiana, has pledged to raise funds to support relief and recovery efforts. On Sept. 3, the 5x NFL Pro Bowler shared a tweet linking his GoFundMe effort and made a personal $15,000 donation to kickstart the fundraising.
According to the GoFundMe site, 100% of the proceeds will go to Hurricane Laura’s “immediate response efforts, long-term recovery efforts, fulfillment unmet needs, and providing grants to community partners who provide direct services to assist with recovery.” These donations will also directly support neighbors and residents of the areas surrounding Lake Charles, including Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis.
Since the fundraising page was launched on Sept. 2, Jordan and United Way of Southeast Louisiana have raised $24,142 out of the $100,000 goal from 129 donations.
Drafted 24th overall in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Jordan has earned his place as one of the best edge rushers in the league. He received All-Pro honors three consecutive times from 2017-2019.
While he makes great contributions on the field as a teammate and competitor, he is devoted to making a difference off the field as well. In 2017, Jordan was nominated for the NFL Man of the Year Award in recognition of his work involving local schools and hospitals.
In 2020, Jordan also launched God Iz Love, his own 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to helping youth by providing resources and positive experiences. God Iz Love sets up positive influences and opportunities in order to give children a better future.
Since quarantine began, Jordan has also been a leader in social justice initiatives and Covid-19 relief efforts.
To contribute to the Jordan and United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Hurricane Laura relief efforts, please visit bit.ly/CamJordanUnited.