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Making A Difference: Jets In Action. Clowney/Santonio Head For Ghana

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Following on from our D'Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation article, I came across an article in the New York Post regarding a trip planned by David Clowney and Santonio Holmes to visit the West African country of Ghana.

Following Ghana's highly successful 2010 World Cup run, it's easy to forget that there are a lot of children still struggling to get by. Although poverty has decreased extensively over the last 20 years; 51.7% of the population in Ghana were believed to be living in Poverty in 1992 compared to 28.5% in 2006, people living in extreme poverty fell from 36% to 18% in the same time span.

Jets receivers David Clowney and Santonio Holmes are set to do their part for the kids. When asked about his trip to Ghana which will see both receivers visiting hospitals and donating $1,000 to each one they visit as well as providing 250 pounds of clothing, Clowney had this to say:

"We've got so many things that we're going to do while we're out there," Clowney told The Associated Press on Saturday. "It's going to be ridiculous. We'll do some sightseeing, too, and checking out the area itself, but for the most part it will be about the kids. We're just going to try to help however we can."

"I'm super excited about it," he said. "Just thinking about all the work we got done in Haiti in just those three days, I think we're going to get an extreme amount of work done while trying to help the kids and families of Ghana."

Clowney is no stranger to charitable activities, he visited Haiti earlier this summer, and has held numerous camps and charity events. You can visit the official foundation page on Clowney's website by clicking on this link HERE