Bismack Biyombo, a Congolese American NBA star who plays for The Phoenix Suns, has promised to donate his salary for this season towards the construction of a hospital in his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The veteran player announced this kind gesture in a recent video as he said; “What I told my agent was my salary for this year would be going to the construction of a hospital back home to give hope to the hopeless.”
Biyombo also added that the services of the facility will be extended to; “those individuals who cannot take their family members out and want to be able to give them better conditions; so that they can somewhat have hope that their loved ones would be able to live and see another day.”
It is noteworthy that this is not the first time the player is engaging in charitable works and investment in his home country DRC. Two years ago in 2020, he donated $1 million in medical supplies to hospitals in the country to help boost health delivery during the peak of the pandemic.
The Bismack Biyombo Foundation was co-founded by his father, Francois, in 2016. Francois died of COVID-19 in Congo last summer. Biyombo says his dad instilled in him the value of public service.
“I wanted to do something for him that would continue to serve people. But most important, save lives,” Biyombo said.
His work hasn’t gone unnoticed.
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