Rio Cuarto is a small city in the country of Argentina and much like the rest of the world, Rio Cuarte has been devastated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Emiliano Sordi won $1 million is season two of the PFL and he is using that money to help the people of Rio Cuarto.
“I tried to use this that happened to me to help friends and people in my city,” Sordi said on Hablemos MMA (via Danny Segura of MMA Junkie). “I live in Rio Cuarto. It’s a very small city. It might have 180,000 inhabitants. The people had it very bad. Everything here is very rough. The economy is very bad. The situation is looking very ugly.”
WorldOMeters reports that the country of Argentina has had 1,381,795 coronavirus cases, with 37,432 people dying in that country due to the virus.
Sordi estimate that he has helped 3,000 people in Rio Cuarto by giving them food and other goods.
“During the quarantine, a few times we were allowed to leave during the week. I would go out and try to help people with my friends. We got special permits that the municipality gave us and we would go out twice or three times a week, sometimes one, and we would give out food. We started giving food to about 300 people and we got to a point where we gave food to 3,000. So economically, I didn’t enjoy any of (the $1 million prize). I didn’t buy anything. I didn’t go on vacation. I mean, I was locked at home. But I used those resources to help people who were going through a rough time,” says Sordi.