RAIDERS ASSIST IN NAPA EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY EFFORTS
The American Red Cross, Napa Valley Unified School District, and Napa Valley Education Foundation received $50,000 from the Oakland Raiders to assist in efforts to recover from the recent earthquake in the region. The Raiders just completed their 19th training camp in Napa. Pro Football Hall of Famer and Raider Legend Willie Brown presented the funds.
“All of us at the Raiders express our deepest concern for those affected by Sunday’s earthquake,” said the Raiders in a statement.. “Napa has been our summer home for almost two decades and during that time, we have fostered true friendships and relationships in the city.”
“We are so appreciative of the Raiders for their support of our work to help the Napa community recover from this major earthquake and their longstanding partnership and presence in Napa County,” said Tim Miller, Regional CEO, American Red Cross California Northwest Region.
While in the Napa Valley, the Raiders are deeply involved in community outreach. Current and former players, including Pro Football Hall of Famer Willie Brown, annually visit veterans at the nearby Veteran’s Home-Yountville. Recently, the team invited local football teams to watch summer practice and participate in a chalk talk in celebration of USA Football Month, where they heard from Raiders alumni and current stars MAURICE JONES-DREW and CHARLES WOODSON.
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