NFL Foundation to donate $1 million to Hurricane Ida relief efforts

2 Years Ago (9/2/2021 8:46 AM EST)

‚ÄčThe NFL Foundation will contribute $1 million to Hurricane Ida relief efforts with a donation to the New Orleans Saints Gulf Coast Renewal Fund.

Over the next few weeks, the NFL Foundation will work in tandem with the New Orleans Saints to identify nonprofit organizations who will address the immediate needs of those impacted throughout Louisiana. The NFL Foundation's donation matches New Orleans Saints Owner Gayle Benson's initial contribution to the Gulf Coast Renewal Fund announced on Monday. 

Yesterday, Atlanta Falcons Owner Arthur Blank announced a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross and Greater New Orleans Foundation. The Baltimore Ravens and the Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation also announced a $1 million contribution yesterday to the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the United Way of Southeast Louisiana and the American Red Cross. Today, Carolina Panthers Charities and the Tepper Foundation are making a $1 million donation to assist direct local relief efforts in New Orleans and the surrounding region.

The entire NFL family stands with those impacted by the storm and will continue to look for additional ways to provide aid and to support the greater New Orleans area and beyond in the months ahead.

The NFL encourages fans to text IDA to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Hurricane Ida Relief or go to