The Oakland Raiders and their players have rallied to provide aid for the relief and recovery efforts resulting from the Camp Fire in Northern California, the team said.
After hearing details about the blaze, which has been declared the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history, many players felt compelled to contribute to relief efforts and have collectively pitched in $46,350 to support the work of the North Valley Community Foundation, according to team officials.
The Raiders organization said it is matching the players’ contribution.
“As an organization and a community, we felt it was important to have an urgent response in a time of crisis, to make sure we had all hands on deck to help the fire relief efforts,” defensive end Frostee Rucker, one of the team’s captains, said in a statement.
The Raiders organization said it donated a combined $250,000 last week: $200,000 to the North Valley Community Foundation and $50,000 worth of essential products that were delivered directly to Butte County residents who were affected by the fires.
The Raiders are asking people to join them in supporting those affected by the fires by going to the North Valley Community Foundation’s website and clicking “donate.”
The website is https://www.nvcf.org.