NBA player Bismack Biyombo is stepping up in a BIG way for his home country … donating $1 MILLION in supplies to help DR Congo fight the coronavirus.
“We have never experienced a crisis of this magnitude,” the Charlotte Hornets forward said … “Seeing my home country suffer in this capacity is devastating.”
“I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to figure out a way to help those suffering in the DRC. I am pleased to announce that The Bismack Biyombo Foundation delivered over 10,000 masks and 780 hazmat suits to the DRC this week.”
Altogether, the masks and suits are expected to add up to an impressive $1 million worth of supplies to help his countrymen battle the pandemic.
Biyombo’s foundation points out the area has been riddled with deadly diseases for years — from malaria to Ebola and more — leaving the country in danger as it faces COVID-19.
TMZ Sports has obtained pictures and video of the supplies … and the visuals show how far Biyombo’s gesture will go for his country.
Biyombo hopes the gesture can slow down the virus from spreading so the country has a greater chance to fight
“Thank you to all of those who are at the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.”