Following Serena Williams’ call to action expressed on social media, Sloane Stephens sent a similar message to the world hours after she visited a wildlife shelter alongside her fiancé, American soccer player Jozy Altidore, in Brisbane.
The 2017 US Open champion was impressed by the cute koalas eating from eucalyptus trees and by the lively kangaroos in the shelter, but she couldn’t get over the horrible things these species endure as a result of the bushfire crisis.
“Spent yesterday appreciating these amazing animals. I am so saddened by what is happening to them here in Australia. Please check out these accounts (Wires Wildlife Rescue, Australian Red Cross, NSW Rural Fire Service) & donate if you can, every effort counts”.
Stephens said on Instagram. A day before Sloane’s message, a heartbroken Serena Williams shared her compassion for the poor animals as well. “With the loss of over 500 million animals and many people left without their homes, we need to act now to help in whatever way we can.
I have been going to Australia for over 20 years so this devastation is hitting me particularly hard. Here’s how we all can help: donate what you can and support organizations like World Wildlife Fund, Wires Wildlife Rescue, New South Wales Rural Fire Service, Country Fire Authority who are doing everything they can to provide resources to rehabilitate Australia’s wildlife”” Serena said on Instagram.
Serena Williams aside, the engaged couple formed by Sloane Stephens and Jozy Altidore can be seen more and more often together. No wonder as the two soulmates’ wedding is somewhere on the horizon.