NFL, NFLPA to donate $1 million to Red Cross

PFW staff
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The NFL and NFLPA jointly pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid in relief and recovery efforts by those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

“We are pleased that NFL owners and players have joined together once again to support communities and families impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice 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.”

Teams will recognize those impacted by the storm and salute first responders prior to the playing of the national anthem.

There will be on-air mentions and a crawl on the bottom of the screen during portions of all games pointing fans to the American Red Cross website ( and text-to-give line.