The AFC South is once more pitching in to assist out certainly one of its personal.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts are combining to donate $100,000 to the Houston Harris County 2021 Winter Storm Aid Fund to assist residents impacted the extreme winter climate that hit the state final week.
The NFL Basis is also matching the donation. The Texans have donated $500,000 to the reduction fund.
“As our group continues to get better from the devastating occasions of final week, we’re grateful for the assist from our AFC South household in addition to the NFL Basis,” Houston Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair stated in an announcement. “I’m very proud that our division and the NFL persistently act as one group with one mission — handle one another. That is a part of who we’re.”
Per its web site, the Houston Harris County Winter Storm Aid Fund will give attention to grants to native nonprofits that may assist households that want extra assist to get better from the storm harm. It consists of serving to with dwelling repairs and supplementing assist from different native and federal efforts. The Washington Put up reported final week that not less than 58 folks died within the two main winter storms that struck the nation. Thirty-two of the folks killed lived in Texas, the place energy outages left many with out warmth in freezing temperatures.
“It’s an honor to affix our colleagues within the AFC South and on the NFL Basis in supporting the Houston group as they get better from the devastating results of the winter storm,” stated Titans controlling proprietor Amy Adams Strunk. “As a local of the world, I do know the area will overcome the gorgeous quantity of harm to households and property, and all the Titans household is considering of them throughout this troublesome time.”
Colts proprietor Jim Irsay and Jaguars proprietor Shad Khan additionally launched statements in assist of Houston residents.
“Whereas we frequently sq. off towards our division rivals on Sundays within the fall, some issues are larger than soccer, and now could be a kind of instances,” Irsay stated. “The Colts are completely satisfied and proud to affix with the Jaguars and Titans organizations in addition to the NFL Basis to help our NFL household in Houston that’s going through monumental challenges proper now. All of us right here in Indianapolis are considering of and praying for the Houston group and others all through Texas who’ve been impacted.”
Mentioned Khan: “Houston has endured some troublesome instances lately, nevertheless it all the time bounces again, and I’m assured that would be the case once more. … Everybody in Jacksonville is a Houston fan right now as we get way of this collectively.”
This isn’t the primary time AFC South rivals have teamed as much as assist certainly one of their members. The Colts, Texans and Jaguars made a $100,000 joint donation to the Neighborhood Basis of Center Tennessee to assist Nashville and surrounding areas get better from tornadoes that ripped way of the world final March.