On Thursday night, the Portland Trail Blazers raised over $30,000 to assist in Hurricane Sandy relief. The Good in Sports is excited to pass this story along. Details are below.
(Via the Portland Trail Blazer) – Portland, OR (November 8, 2012) – In an incredible display of community support, Trail Blazers fans attending Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Wells Fargo combined to raise just over $30,500 to assist in Hurricane Sandy relief.
Last week, Hurricane Sandy devastated the east coast in one of the largest and fiercest storms to hit our nation. Funds are urgently needed to provide safe water, temporary shelter systems essential medical supplies and additional services to aid in relief efforts.
Oregon Red Cross volunteers collected just over $10,500 in donations from Trail Blazers fans as they entered the arena Thursday evening. The Paul G. Allen Foundation and Wells Fargo each pledged to match the donation up to $10,000, bringing the total donation to $30,500.
During halftime of Thursday’s game, Trail Blazers Vice President of Community Relations Traci Rose, representing the Paul G. Allen Foundation, joined Don Pearson and Cobi Jackson from Wells Fargo to present two $10,000 checks to Maree Wacker, the executive director of the Red Cross Oregon Chapter. Season ticket holders Pedro and Victoria Garcia, representing the fans, presented the $10,500 check.
More than 70 Oregonians have been deployed to New York, New Jersey and other communities on the east coast to help with disaster relief. Anyone interested in providing support can visit any Wells Fargo ATM in Oregon or Washington to make a donation.