NFL teams help push United Way of Greater Houston Harvey Relief fund towards $20 million

NFL teams help push United Way Harvey Relief Fund towards $20 million

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The Baltimore Ravens have given $1 million to the United Way of Greater Houston Harvey Relief Fund.

The United Way of Great Houston Relief Fund is approaching $20 million, officials said over the weekend. $1 million contributions from national retailer Macy's, global energy company TechnipFMC, and the Baltimore Ravens, as well as an additional $1 million from Texans owners Bob McNair and his family, who previously gave $1 million to the fund, have pushed the tally past $19.2 million, with more donations coming in.

In addition, Amegy Bank and Chevron Phillips Chemical each have given $500,000 to the fund. 

Previously announced gifts of $1 million have come from Anadarko, Kinder Foundation, NFL Foundation and Lennar Foundation and a $500,000 gift was donated by ExxonMobil.

The Los Angeles Rams will donate a portion of ticket sales for their regular season opener against the Indianapolis Colts on September 10 to the United Way of Greater Houston. Rams player, Houston native and former LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers is leading a fundraising effort to benefit United Way Houston’s relief fund.

One hundred percent of donations will be used to help individuals and families in the greater Houston area with both immediate, basic needs and long-term recovery services such as case management, essentials for daily life and work, and minor home repair.

To give to the United Way Flood Relief Fund, visit unitedwayhouston.org/flood or text UWFLOOD to 41444.