Verlander donating paychecks to various charities during outbreak
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As Major League Baseball continues to deal with the work stoppage due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander is helping those in need.

Verlander and wife Kate Upton announced Saturday on Instagram that they'll be donating the proceeds from his paychecks to different charities on a weekly basis during the pandemic.

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Recently the @mlb announced they will be continuing to send paychecks to players while the season is suspended. @kateupton and I have decided to donate those funds to a different organization each week so that we can support their efforts and highlight the great work they’re doing during the COVID-19 crisis. Everyone around the world is affected by this virus, and we hope to contribute to the families and jobs affected, the healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines and the many others in need of basic necessities, medical supplies and support at home. As soon as the first paycheck is received we will be highlighting the first organization. We know everyone is impacted by this crisis, but for those who are able, we encourage you to stay home to help flatten the curve and look to those around you who need a helping hand. #covid19 #flattenthecurve

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The two highlight aid workers, first responders, and those who have fallen on hard times due to COVID-19.

They didn't specify which organizations will receive the donations, but the couple said they'd announce the first recipient after Verlander gets the first paycheck.

Verlander donating paychecks to various charities during outbreak
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