Arthur M. Blank, the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United today announced a $1 million pledge toward storm relief efforts. The grant will be split between the American Red Cross of Georgia and Greater Carolinas Region, as well as the United Way, to assist rebuilding and recovery efforts during hurricane season.
Give Back to Others is one of six core values of the Blank Family of Businesses with the understanding that together, we can have a larger collective impact. Millions of people across the region are expected to be impacted by storm damage this year. Blank, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and both clubs will also use their network of platforms to actively promote helping with relief efforts.
“These types of storms bring devastation that is almost unimaginable,” said Blank. “No matter the region, they disrupt the lives of kids, families, social services, schools, houses of worship and businesses in so many ways and it’s heartbreaking. So many resources, financial and otherwise, are going to be needed to help people rebuild their lives this season, and we feel a strong responsibility to help. I encourage our fans to join us in supporting this cause in any way they can.”
The teams plan to launch a public service announcement featuring Blank, Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United players on the clubs’ and the Blank Foundation’s respective digital and social media platforms and it will also be shown at Mercedes-Benz Stadium during upcoming games and matches.
Contributions to American Red Cross of Georgia can be made at: https://www.redcross.org/local/georgia; American Red Cross of Greater Carolinas Region at: https://www.redcross.org/local/north-carolina/greater-carolinas.
Contributions to United Way can be made at: https://www.unitedway.org