NFL players plan to protest ‘in solidarity’ with NFL players who are raising money for Hurricane Harvey victims
The NFL players’ union and several team owners, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, have signed on to a statement calling on players to raise money for relief efforts and help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The NFL Players Association issued the statement Thursday as it announced it would send a letter to players, owners and the league office that outlines how they can help with hurricane relief efforts.
In addition to the Steelers, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco Giants, the statement said the teams of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Minnesota, Indianapolis and Kansas City will all pledge to donate $1 million to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, along with $100,000 each to the American Red Cross, Red Cross of Louisiana, and Red Cross Louisiana.
The teams will also pledge $500,000 to the U.S. Red Cross and $250,000 for a national fund.
The players’ association said they are also pledging to donate additional funds to help victims of the hurricane, including $250 million to help rebuild and rebuild communities and $100 million for relief for the families of people who lost their homes.