NFL Donations for Hurricane Harvey
So like most of you, I was watching the weather updates this weekend about Hurricane Harvey and was amazed at all the water. On top of that I was watching several NFL Pre-Season games.
I just heard about the NFL family coming together to help those in Texas. It started with the Houston Texans owner Mr. McNair, on Sunday, offering a donation of $1 Million dollars to the United Way Relief Fund for Hurricane Harvey, and the NFL Foundation matching that donation.
The total of $2 Million dollars will support first response efforts by the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the United Way of Greater Houston.
They were encouraging all NFL fans to donate $10 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey relief by texting to HARVEY to 90999.
“These dollars will be put to good use in the relief and recovery efforts,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien told reports Monday at The Star in Frisco, Texas, the Dallas Cowboys facility where the Texans were working out.
Dallas Cowboys executive VP Charlotte Jones Anderson announced the team will hold a telethon to raise money as well.
New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft also said Monday that his family will match funds donated to the American Red Cross up to $1 Million dollars.
Then today I saw that JJ Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund passed $700,000 in donations on his YouCaring.com page and the goal now is to raise $1 Million dollars.
Watt wrote on Monday that Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul’s $50,000 donation put the fund over $500,000. The Rockets also announced that owner Leslie Alexander has contributed $4 Million dollars to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Relief Fund.
I love to see the NFL, players, teams and professional athletes step up to help those in need.