As an alternative of bringing the warmth on opposing quarterbacks, former Jets linebacker Aaron Maybin is making an attempt to assist hold college students heat this winter.
Maybin posted a video on Twitter Wednesday whereas he was visiting a faculty in Baltimore that doesn’t have warmth for the winter. Within the clip, college students are proven telling him how chilly they’re with one pupil claiming he had frostbite the opposite day.
Within the tweet, Maybin mentioned “that is unacceptable.”
The ex-NFL participant began to get responses from individuals on social media asking how they might assist. Maybin then shared a GoFundMe web page the place individuals can donate cash to a gaggle that may buy house heaters to maintain the Baltimore college students heat till the heating challenge is solved.
At present the web page has raised over $eight,000 and has a aim to hit $20,000.
“Baltimore Metropolis Public Colleges are at the moment working with an insufficient heating system. College students are nonetheless required to attend lessons which might be freezing and anticipated to put on their coats to help in preserving them heat. How will you educate a baby in these circumstances? This fundraiser to assist buy house heaters to be to place in every classroom that wants it,” the GoFundMe web page reads. “To boost $20,000 can be sufficient to cowl the charges of Go fund Me and buy roughly 660 house heaters. Colleges are additionally in want of hats, gloves, coats, socks, and so on. for his or her college students so if you want to donate what you’ve got, be at liberty to contact us through gofundme.”
Like a lot of the east coast, Baltimore has not too long ago been blasted with winter climate and frigid circumstances. Temperatures are anticipated to achieve the one digits this week and a snow storm is at the moment making it’s manner by way of the town.
Maybin was within the NFL from 2009-2012. He frolicked with each the Payments and the Jets earlier than enjoying within the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts in 2013.