DeSean Jackson has often been cast as a selfish football player. And there have certainly been occasions on and off the field during his tenure with the Eagles that make such a characterization reasonable. But Jackson has also previously shown a willingness to help those in need when he helped Nadin Khoury, a local boy who was the victim of a bullying incident last year. He also has a foundation which provides support and funding for those dealing with pancreatic cancer.
Now Jackson is spreading his compassion (and money) to the Wounded Warriors, an organization that provides support to soldiers who were injured on or after Sept. 11, 2001.
Jackson will travel to the Soldier Family Assist Center at Fort Dix Joint Base on Tuesday afternoon at which he will donate $50,000 to the organization.
Here’s Jackson’s which was released through the Eagles:
“The Wounded Warrior Project is a great organization and this is something that I feel very grateful and blessed to be able to do. My cousin, Jimmy Jackson, was a Sergeant E5 and won two purple hearts and two bronze stars after serving in Vietnam. After seeing what he’s dealt with throughout his life, this is a cause that really hits home for me. The people in the military put their lives on the line for us every day. I think it’s important to recognize the great service they provide for this country, especially at this time of year. I’m excited to meet some of the soldiers and let them know how much I appreciate what they do. They are true heroes.”