Though headquartered out of harm’s way this week, the Bucs have made it clear the storm-ravaged bay area remains foremost in their hearts.
As proof, they’re contributing financially to the victims of Hurricane Ian.
The Glazer family, which owns the franchise, announced late Thursday afternoon it is donating $1 million to organizations providing support to those “most impacted by the storm in southwest Florida and throughout the state.”
Additionally, Tom Brady indicated via Twitter he’s making a donation (of an unspecified amount) to the Florida Disaster Fund and urged “the rest of the NFL family in our state” to follow suit.
“The destruction suffered in Southwest Florida and the damage inflicted throughout our state will be felt for some time,” co-owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz said in a statement released by the team.
“It will take entire communities resiliently working together for an extended period and our family is committed to aiding in the recovery. Our thoughts and prayers are with the countless people affected, the heroic first responders and all of those helping to keep others safe.”
Brady’s donation will go to the state’s official private fund established to assist Florida communities responding and recovering during “times of emergency or disaster.” Other ways to donate or volunteer can be found at this link.
“Our neighbors support us endlessly,” Brady tweeted. “It’s time to return the favor.”
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