NFL, teams con­trib­ute to Mex­ico quake re­lief

Manteca Bulletin - - Sports -

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and the Pa­tri­ots, Raiders and Steel­ers will to­gether con­trib­ute $200,000 to sup­port dis­as­ter re­lief ef­forts fol­low­ing last month’s earth­quake in Mex­ico City.

The money will go to Banorte’s Fun­dación Banorte, which is a lo­cal bank in­volved with re­lief ef­forts. They will match th­ese do­na­tions dol­lar for dol­lar.

Such funds will be used to help re­build homes af­fected by the earth­quake in and around Mex­ico City.

The Cow­boys have com­mit­ted $50,000 to the Sal­va­tion Army’s re­lief ef­forts in Mex­ico City to as­sist with cri­sis in­ter­ven­tion ser­vices for vic­tims and first re­spon­ders. The Sal­va­tion Army will pro­vide water, food, shel­ter and emo­tional care to those im­me­di­ately

af­fected by the dis­as­ter.

Tens of thou­sands of homes and apart­ments were de­stroyed and will have to be re­built fol­low­ing the Sept. 19 mag­ni­tude-7.1 quake, which killed 369 peo­ple, and an ear­lier, even more pow­er­ful one that struck in south­ern Mex­ico on Sept. 7 with a mag­ni­tude of 8.1.

The Raiders will host the Pa­tri­ots at Es­ta­dio Azteca on Sun­day, Nov. 19.

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