The Glazer family, who owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, are donating $1 million toward the Hurricane Ian relief effort.
On Thursday, the Glazer family announced they’re making a massive donation to organizations most affected by the storm.
“The destruction suffered in Southwest Florida and the damage inflicted throughout our state will be felt for some time,” co-owner Darcie Glazer Kassewitz says. “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.”
Tom Brady, who evacuated his family prior to the storm, also pitched in for the donation. Brady is donating to the Florida Disaster Fund with hopes of other NFL players joining the wave.
“Happy were able to head home for Sunday night. But so many people in Florida won’t be able to do the same,” Brady said. “Our neighbors support us endlessly, it’s time to return the favor.”
The hurricane made landfall on Wednesday and was considered a category 4 storm when it hit Florida. Nevertheless, the Buccaneers vs. Chiefs game will still be played on Sunday at the Raymond James Stadium.