Players chip in and hand out food to the homeless
UCF linebacker Jeremiah Jean-Baptiste jumped at the chance to help.
Fellow UCF linebacker Tatum Bethune’s mother decided to cook food to distribute to some homeless people in Miami. She needed help, so her son and Jean-Baptiste agreed to hand out the yellow rice, chicken and bottled water in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood a few weeks ago.
“We felt like it was a good time to help people out who were more in need than everybody else,” Jean-Baptiste said in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel. “… I know it’s hard for us who have roofs [over our] heads. I know it’s harder for them. … We knew they are struggling to eat.”
Jean-Baptiste and Bethune wore masks and gloves. They carried a large bottle of hand sanitizer with them. They approached people and offered them squirts of hand sanitizer first, then stretched out their arms to hand off the cartons of food and bottled drinks.