FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, is calling on fans and supporters of both clubs to join the relief effort for those affected by the unprecedented flooding and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.
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To help with the relief, Blank announced that The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation will match fan contributions up to $1 million when they donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out for the people of Houston and surrounding areas as they begin a long recovery from the impact of this terrible disaster, as well as the heroes that have sprung into action showing us great courage and again reminding us of the very best of America," Blank said. "The work and resources needed by the people there are going to be almost unimaginable so we hope the incredible fans of both of our teams will join us by giving whatever they can to support our brothers and sisters in a time of incredible need."
The Blank Family of Businesses has six core values, one of which is *Give Back to Others. *That value represents the belief that when working together, a larger collective impact can be achieved.
Millions of people across Texas, including many from the Houston Texans and Houston Dynamo, have been affected by the flooding. Blank, his foundation and both the Falcons and United will use their collective platforms to actively promote helping with relief efforts.
The American Red Cross is working around the clock to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Fans who would like to help may donate using the following link: https://www.redcross.org/falconsunited-pub. Contributions made by Sept. 15 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1 million.