Bucs, Falcons team up to aid Hurricane Ian relief efforts

While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons prepare for Sunday’s game, many people across the state of Florida are still picking up the pieces in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

These two NFC South rivals might be opponents on Sunday, but they teamed up earlier in the week to help provide relief to the many victims of the storm.

“Our message for today is just to let them know that there’s people who care,” said Brian Ford, the Bucs chief operating officer. “This is a unified mission to try to bring some help to people that deserve it and need it. It doesn’t stop today. The American Red Cross is here and they’re throughout the country. The National Football League, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just proud to lend our support and our thanks for what they do day-in and day-out.”

As the storm threatened west and central Florida last week, the Bucs were forced to relocate their football operations to Miami for the week, and contingency plans were in place that would have moved last week’s game from Raymond James Stadium to an alternate site, had it been necessary.


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Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire