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Falcons, Atlanta United create joint PSA to support hurricane relief

The Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United released a joint PSA on Monday to encourage donations to the Red Cross, United Way and World Vision to help those recently affected by hurricane damage.

After Hurricane Irma hit Florida and parts of Georgia on Sunday and Monday, Atlanta United and Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced he would match fan donations up to another $1 million to organizations working to provide storm relief the affected areas of Texas, Florida and the Caribbean.

Blank previously announced on Aug. 31 he would donate up to $1 million through the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, matching fan donations to the Red Cross for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. 

“The devastation and disruption of lives we’ve seen the last couple of weeks is heartbreaking and unimaginable,” Blank said in a statement. “So many resources, financial and otherwise, are going to be needed to help people rebuild their lives, and we feel a strong responsibility to help them. I hope all of our fans will join us in supporting the cause in whatever way they can.”

The public service announcement featuring Blank, Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn, Atlanta United President Darren Eales, Falcons kicker and Houston native Matt Bryant and Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst.

To donate to the Red Cross and have Blank’s foundation match your donation, visit the Falcons and Atlanta United page on the Red Cross website. Contributions to United Way can be made at https://www.unitedway.org and contributions to World Vision can be made at https://www.worldvision.org.

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