Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE
The National Football League and the NFL Players Association jointly pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid in relief and recovery efforts in the northeast to assist those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
To go along with this donation, the NFL will be running pre-game and in-game messages to rally for donations to support victims of Hurricane Sandy, beginning tonight with the Chiefs/Chargers game.
From BaltimoreRavens.com: “We are pleased that NFL owners and players have joined together once again to support communities and families impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said Goodell and Smith in a joint statement. “This contribution on behalf of all 32 clubs and players throughout the league will help the American Red Cross assist people in need in the affected areas. We salute the dedication of those who have been working so hard on the rescue, relief and recovery effort.”
As a human-being and NFL fan it warms my heart to see the NFL coming together for the benefit of the people of our society. Too often we hear about how the NFL is a selfish enterprise, but acts of humanitarianism like this are what reassure us football fans that the NFL is amazing.
If you can, I encourage you guys to make donations to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. If you are interested I urge you to visit redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999 to give a $10 donation.