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Brees’ foundation will donate $1 million for Hurricane Sandy relief

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who had a big role in helping New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina, is making a big donation to help the folks in New York and New Jersey recover from Hurricane Sandy.

Brees tells CBS News that his Dream Foundation will be contributing $1 million to the relief effort.

While the money won’t be coming directly from the quarterback’s pocket, his effort and time have been devoted to creating, maintaining, and raising funds for the foundation, which then can be given to worthy causes.

Brees also tells CBS News that another $2 million will be given to various New Orleans organizations over the next several months.

If you want to learn more about the foundation and/or make a donation to it, here it is.

The gesture from Brees serves as a reminder that, as the rest of the country prepares for Thanksgiving, plenty of folks are still dealing with the aftermath of the storm that struck less than a month ago.

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6 Responses to “Brees’ foundation will donate $1 million for Hurricane Sandy relief”
  1. qdog112 says: Nov 20, 2012 8:21 AM

    Imagine that … The entire NFL donated only $1 million for the more devastating Katrina. Props to Brees.

  2. foreverlsu says: Nov 20, 2012 8:32 AM

    Where are the Brees bashers now? Explanation good enough for you? Wonder how many millionaires from NY/NJ donated to the relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina, which actually WAS a hurricane when it hit land.

  3. bathroomben7 says: Nov 20, 2012 9:19 AM

    Drew Brees requires an explanation before he gives you any of his money.

  4. nfloracle says: Nov 20, 2012 10:03 AM

    If it’s not coming out of his pocket and if he or his foundation get a big tax break to boot, then it’s a very astute financial move on Drew’s part.

    I love these humanitarians.

  5. goodolebaghead says: Nov 20, 2012 11:31 AM

    This is why I laugh when people call him Drew Greeds.

  6. musicman495 says: Nov 20, 2012 8:50 PM

    nfloracle says: Nov 20, 2012 10:03 AM

    If it’s not coming out of his pocket and if he or his foundation get a big tax break to boot, then it’s a very astute financial move on Drew’s part.

    I love these humanitarians.
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    Well, genius, if Brees’ decision is such “a very astute financial move,” why aren’t 50 other NFL or NBA or MLB players and their foundations lining up to donate $1 million? Get a clue.

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