Trail Blazers, Wells Fargo and Paul Allen Partner With Red Cross To Aid In Hurricane Sandy Relief
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Hurricane Sandy has affected millions of people across the North Eastern United States. The NBA is joining forces across the country in support of the relief efforts for all those experiencing hardship. The Trail Blazers would also like to send our thoughts of encouragement and healing to our NBA families at the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and the Washington Wizards.
The Portland Trail Blazers will team-up with Wells Fargo and the American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter to raise funds and awareness in support of the relief efforts benefiting those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Donations will be accepted through the American Red Cross website – www.redcross.org
, all Wells Fargo ATM locations and at the Trail Blazers vs. LA Clippers game on Thursday, November 8th.
Wells Fargo and Trail Blazers owner, Paul Allen, will be matching fan contributions up to $10,000. Allen will also match the contributions donated at upcoming Seahawks and Sounders games, pledging overall contributions of $30,000 to the relief efforts from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
In addition, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) are making a commitment of $1 million to the Red Cross and other organizations, including The Salvation Army, New York Cares and Jersey Cares, that have mobilized to assist the people and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. NBA teams and players around the league are supporting a number of humanitarian organizations to help bring much-needed aid to those impacted by the devastation caused by the storm.