Mohamed Salah, a forward for Liverpool, has given three million Egyptian pounds ($156,965) to aid in the restoration of an Egyptian church that was destroyed by fire. At least 41 people were killed in Giza, across the Nile from Cairo, after an inferno erupted on Sunday while an estimated 1,000 Coptic Christian worshippers gathered for Mass at the Abu Sifin church.
The fire, which officials believed was started by an electrical fault in an air conditioning unit, blocked an exit and caused a stampede with 18 children reported to be among the dead.
One of the best football players in the world, Mo Salah, is also a fantastic philanthropist. In fact, the Sunday Times recently ranked him eighth among Britain’s greatest philanthropists, honoring the significant contributions he has made.
The Egyptian donated 3 million dollars to the Anti-Cancer Institute of Egypt in 2019 (in response to a terrorist attack that resulted in the deaths of 20 people), among other things, and 1.5 million dollars’ worth of medical equipment to the children’s oncology hospital in Cairo in 2018.