NFL Foundation Pledges $1 Million for Hurricane Ida Relief

Published 09/03/2021, 11:48 AM EDT


The NFL Foundation became the most recent organization to make a huge contribution of $1 million to the Gulf Coast Renewal Fund for Hurricane Ida relief efforts. Following the footsteps of some big NFL franchises like Saints, Falcons, Ravens, and Panthers who did the same.

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Contributions pledged by the NFL franchises

Saints’ owner Gayle Benson announced her donation of $1 million on Monday to the Gulf Coast Renewal Fund, followed by the owner of the Falcons Arthur Blank, who will be donating to the American Red Cross and Greater New Orleans Foundation.

While the Ravens are contributing to the United Way of Southeast Louisiana, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and the American Red Cross.

And the Carolina Panthers Charities aims to assist the local relief efforts directly in New Orleans and the surrounding region.

The effects of Hurricane Ida

The Hurricane has left 1 million people in the state of Louisiana without power. The damage caused by the hurricane keeps piling up on a daily basis. Ida had devastating effects, especially in and around South Orleans. Fears of storm surges make the cities along the coast most vulnerable.

With a new season about to start the Saints are refrained from practicing in their own stadium due to the effects of the hurricane Ida. The Saints are to practice in their interim grounds until week 5 of the season.

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Due to Ida, the Saints had to cancel their preseason match against Arizona Cardinals. And had to shift to the AT&T Stadium for training sessions offered by Jerry Jones the owner of Dallas Cowboys. We sincerely hope that the Hurricane which has disrupted and devastated the people of Louisiana ends soon.

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The league is encouraging fans to text IDA to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Hurricane Ida Relief or go to redcross.org/donate.

Watch this story: Hurricane Ida Drifts the Saints to Their Interim Facility for First Four Weeks of the Season

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Sauvik Banerjee

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