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Pierre Garcon, Ricky Jean Francois deliver medical supplies to Haiti

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 24:  Wide receiver Pierre Garcon #85 of the Indianapolis Colts celebrates with the Haitian flag after the Colts defeated the New York Jets 30-17 in the AFC Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 24, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Getty Images

Concerns that the NFL might have to move Sunday’s Dolphins game from Miami due to Hurricane Matthew never materialized as the storm hit a different part of Florida before moving up the coast.

On its way to Florida, the storm pounded Haiti and several other Caribbean countries. Two Redskins players with ties to Haiti are spending Monday delivering help to the island rather than watching film of their victory over the Ravens.

Wide receiver Pierre Garcon and defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois, who are both of Haitian descent, shared pictures from a team-owned plane filled with medical supplies provided by team owner Dan Snyder. Estimates are that over 900 Haitians died as a result of the storm and hundreds of thousands are in need of assistance in its aftermath.

The Redskins also organized a supply mission to the Bahamas over the weekend, sending a plane filled with goods to another one of the countries impacted by last week’s hurricane.

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28 Responses to “Pierre Garcon, Ricky Jean Francois deliver medical supplies to Haiti”
  1. leatherface2012 says: Oct 10, 2016 11:49 AM

    I thought Hillary would have fixed everything by now

  2. pftthoughtpolicemostwanted says: Oct 10, 2016 11:53 AM

    When I used to watch NFL football Garcon was one of my favorite players. I liked his fire.

  3. stampnhawk says: Oct 10, 2016 11:53 AM

    Good on those Redskins players and on Snyder for providing the team plane.

  4. thisistheonlygame says: Oct 10, 2016 11:54 AM

    NFL players doing good things in the community and around the world.

    It’s actually more common than you think.

  5. clonefan says: Oct 10, 2016 11:55 AM

    Good for them. Best of luck to Haiti

  6. patsrthegreatest says: Oct 10, 2016 12:11 PM

    Notice how they contributed without turning it into all about them. Pay attention, Kap.

  7. Kelly's Chronicles says: Oct 10, 2016 12:11 PM

    Virtuous of them but every year we pour billions into that country and nothing changes. Who and where is this money going? It’s frustrating.

  8. skittlesareyum says: Oct 10, 2016 12:12 PM

    leatherface2012 says:
    Oct 10, 2016 11:49 AM
    I thought Hillary would have fixed everything by now

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    And I thought you were annoying in the Packers stories. What are you even talking about?

  9. darcrequiem says: Oct 10, 2016 12:18 PM

    For all the crap Snyder gets, he’s actually pretty charitable.

  10. In Teddy We Trust says: Oct 10, 2016 12:18 PM

    The Redskins did such a good thing that you even showed them the respect of using their nickname.

  11. thermalito says: Oct 10, 2016 12:26 PM

    How refreshing NFL players are actually something positive instead of spitting in the face of the flag and national anthem. The NFL needs more guys like these and fewer guys like the dirtbags taking a knee every sunday

  12. celticsforever says: Oct 10, 2016 12:46 PM

    Dan Snyder. Bad owner, but working on being better. But a classy A+ human being. And that is what’s most important.

  13. metalhead65 says: Oct 10, 2016 1:19 PM

    hope they handed the supplies to people individually so they would actually get them. I would not trust the corrupt government or the people running the agencies in charge of giving the the relief to the people in need. look at the billions they got in private donations in addition to tax dollars after the earthquake and yet people are still living in in tents and huts and abject poverty.

  14. jag1959 says: Oct 10, 2016 1:19 PM

    Guessing there was no need for an on bended knee conference on this. Kudos to Snyder and the Redskins organization.

  15. keys2heat says: Oct 10, 2016 1:37 PM

    Classy gesture. Hail to the Redskins from this 100% Native American.

  16. ts1960 says: Oct 10, 2016 1:37 PM

    Kelly’s Chronicles says:
    Oct 10, 2016 12:11 PM
    Virtuous of them but every year we pour billions into that country and nothing changes. Who and where is this money going? It’s frustrating.
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    Try the Department of Defense.

  17. youbettercallsaul says: Oct 10, 2016 1:41 PM

    Good for these guys and Snyder as well. Hoping that other players will take the lead and follow suit not only there but stateside as well.

    Hopefully the supplies will make it those who need it. There have been far too many stories where aid was sent and then corrupt officials siphon it off and profit over others’ misery.

  18. clashpoint says: Oct 10, 2016 1:42 PM

    Heroes by what they do, not just by what they say. Those guys walk the walk.

  19. maust1013 says: Oct 10, 2016 1:49 PM

    youbettercallsaul says:
    Oct 10, 2016 1:41 PM
    Hopefully the supplies will make it those who need it. There have been far too many stories where aid was sent and then corrupt officials siphon it off and profit over others’ misery.
    ==============================

    Amen. Some years ago I spent several months in Haiti. There is no denying the Haitian people have been ill served by the governments and agencies that foreign countries have installed or controlled there in one form or another for 200 years. The earthquake funds were largely diverted away from the areas of need to create infrastructure that allowed exploitation of resources in the relatively unaffected northern part of the country.
    The history of Haiti is a continuous tale of malignant corrupt manipulation from both within and without.

  20. firesnyder says: Oct 10, 2016 1:59 PM

    Way better than sending “thoughts and prayers to Haiti” via Twitter or Facebook. Thanks to these guys for *physically* helping out!

  21. coltsreign says: Oct 10, 2016 2:09 PM

    Colts fan here,
    Wow, this is exactly what is needed in our world today. How often do you see an athlete help out without making it into a spectacle?
    My hats off to them. That is a role model the NFL should promote, not the divas!

  22. margoadams says: Oct 10, 2016 2:38 PM

    Just don’t send money to the Clinton Foundation. It never seems to get where it is intended.

  23. exinsidetrader says: Oct 10, 2016 2:52 PM

    Quite the disgrace that these fine men show more integrity and honesty than the Clinton Foundation that redirected hundreds of millions in Haitian relief during the last crisis for their own purposes. Ask a Haitian American, and they will tell you about the crime.

  24. dtroxallday says: Oct 10, 2016 3:21 PM

    Hait? Well now, that’s not very patriotic. /s

  25. skawh says: Oct 10, 2016 3:49 PM

    Kelly’s Chronicles says:
    Oct 10, 2016 12:11 PM
    Virtuous of them but every year we pour billions into that country and nothing changes. Who and where is this money going? It’s frustrating.
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    Do you even know the history of Haiti? Do you even know America and France, and several others, stole the Haiti’s wealth just going back to the 1950’s. Were it not for other countries meddling in Haitian affairs the country itself would not be a poor country as it had great and very abundant natural resources…which were stolen. Don’t take my word for it, read history.

    So you steal a countries wealth, create coups to install a figure head leader who enables you to steal more wealth, and now you want to complain that people are poor? Wow, tough crowd.

  26. doggeatdogg says: Oct 10, 2016 3:52 PM

    Wonderful gesture. Please donate to a reputable foundation that is collecting for Haiti relief.

  27. unoduotres says: Oct 10, 2016 4:26 PM

    Good going guys. Thank you. Nice to see that some people really care.

  28. agent7x6 says: Oct 10, 2016 4:32 PM

    coltsreign says:
    Oct 10, 2016 2:09 PM
    Colts fan here,
    Wow, this is exactly what is needed in our world today. How often do you see an athlete help out without making it into a spectacle?
    My hats off to them. That is a role model the NFL should promote, not the divas!
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    You have a valid point, but let’s acknowledge that the spectacle is what brings it to the attention of the general public and, hopefully, encourages others to contribute.

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