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Nuggets owners donate $1 million for hurricane relief efforts

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The Kroenke family has donated to the Red Cross for emergency relief

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The Kroenkes announced today that they are donating one million dollars to the Red Cross to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

From the announcement:

Stan, Ann, Whitney and Josh Kroenke - on behalf of their sports organizations and business entities - are donating $1 million to Red Cross relief efforts in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.

“Our family’s thoughts are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Ann Walton Kroenke.

KSE Charities started with a donation matching drive for $10,000 for hurricane victims last week. Rocky and Torrey Craig were at the Red Cross Telethon as well, and the Nuggets boxed up shirts and supplies to send from what was immediately available on hand. As the scope of the tragedy has widened, however, the seven-figure donation from the Kroenkes is much-needed aid for the struggling recovery area.

Sports are tribal affairs, but they have a way of pulling people together. JJ Watt of the Houston Texans started fundraising immediately in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and what began as a $500,000 goal has been turned into a national donation affair with more than $27 million raised just through his efforts and word of mouth alone.

Hundreds of other charitable foundations and drives have happened in the last few weeks, and whether it’s donated breast milk or million dollar checks, every bit of charity helps.

If you would like to donate to a charity organization to help with the relief effort, Charity Navigator provides a good guide for agencies that can assist. Please give them a look.