The New York and New Jersey area were obviously greatly affected by Hurricane Sandy. There are many left without food, homes, and even loved ones. The New York Giants understand that those affected are their neighbors and many of them fans and took it upon themselves as an organization to contribute to the relief effort. Not only have they donated a sizeable amount of money, $500,000, but the players have found other ways to assist those they need it.
The organization's donation is being split between the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund
"The New York metropolitan area sustained extensive and devastating damage to its infrastructure in Hurricane Sandy," Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch stated. "The Giants want to do everything we can to assist our neighbors, fans and friends. Toward that end, after careful consideration, we have decided to make donations to these two very worthy funds. We are in this for the long haul and will continue to assist relief efforts in our hard-hit region."
Not only has the organization stepped up, but several individual players felt obliged to help their community as well. On Tuesday, Steve Weatherford, Prince Amukamara, Markus Kuhn, David Douglas, Brandon Mosley, Matt Broha, Terrence Fredrick and LaRon Scott could be found in Seaside Heights passing out foot to the victims. The New Jersey food bank also welcomed several Giants including Kevin Boothe, Lawrence Tynes, Justin Tuck, Domenik Hixon, Bear Pascoe, Jim Cordle, and David Baas, who helped prepare sandwiches.
During the last game against the Steelers, a food drive was held that helped raise $18, 723 and 38,405 pounds of food. You can also help the relief effort by texting 9-0-9-9-9 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross.
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