Emmanuel Sanders and Other Broncos Make a Big Difference in Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
DENVER, CO – (September 5, 2017) – For Denver Broncos Wide Receiver Emmanuel Sander, Houston is home as this is the city where he was raised and where his passion for football started at a young age.
With Emmanuel's personal ties to the city of Houston being extremely close to his heart, he immediately wanted to contribute to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Emmanuel and the Emmanuel Sanders Foundation committed $25,000 to support the relief efforts in Houston.
To join Emmanuel's efforts in the wake of the destruction and displacement that people are facing in Houston, 6 players’ foundations represented by the Denver Broncos - the Emmanuel Sanders Foundation, Von's Vision, CJ Anderson, Chris Harris Jr. Foundation, JC "Youth Matters" Family Foundation and The Domata Peko Foundation - raised a total of $82,500 to support relief efforts in Houston.
The Denver Broncos believe in wanting to support what their players support and they want to be a part of their initiatives as well. Thus, the Denver Broncos have matched the total money raised by the Emmanuel Sanders Foundation and Emmanuel's teammates.
Below is a distribution of how the money raised will directly impact those individuals affected in Houston.
Besides monetary donations, diapers are one of the biggest needs right now as diapers are not supplied by disaster relief agencies and are of importance to keep babies and children healthy, dry and clean. Over 30,000 diapers have been delivered to the Texas Diaper Bank to provide diapers for children in Houston.
Emmanuel and the Emmanuel Sanders Foundation has partnered with Albertsons Companies owned Randalls in Houston to deliver product to provide $42,300 of food and water for those affected in Houston
7 full tractor trailers of water or 11,172 bottles of drinking water
1716 cases of food pantry items:
Canned green beans – 5,496 cans
Canned corn – 2,736 cans
2 lb. long grain rice – 2,748 bags
2 lb. pinto beans – 2,748 bags
Apple Juice 64oz – 2,744 bottles
Peanut Butter 16oz – 2,748 jars
Mac and Cheese 7.5oz – 8,232 boxes
$10,200 will be donated to the Houston Community Tool Bank - a nonprofit organization that provides tools to volunteers who are helping in relief efforts to repair and restore buildings that were destructed by Hurricane Harvey
The foundation has again partnered with Albertsons Companies owned Randalls in Houston to donate $10,000 worth of food and water to the Texas city of Beaumont as their city water supply has been knocked out by Hurricane Harveu
2 full tractor trailers of water or 3,192 bottles of drinking water
265 cases of food pantry items:
Canned green beans – 840 cans
Canned corn – 432 cans
2 lb. long grain rice – 420 bags
2 lb. pinto beans – 420 bags
Apple Juice 64oz – 424 bottles
Peanut Butter 16oz – 420 jars Mac and Cheese 7.5oz –1,296 boxes
Rooted in the mission of the Emmanuel Sanders Foundation of providing disadvantaged families with resources and support to reach their full potential and attain a better life, Emmanuel's donation and support from his Denver Broncos teammates will positively impact those in the affected area.