ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The owner of Atlanta United FC, Arthur M. Blank has offered to give $1 million to Hurricane Ida relief efforts through his foundation The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.
On Wednesday, Blank announced two grants to the American Red Cross and the Greater New Orleans Foundation.
“This storm’s impact on many people and communities will be felt for some time and that includes many of our family, friends and associates across our portfolio of businesses and foundation who have personal connections to the Gulf Coast,” Blank said.
“Many of the communities being devastated by this storm are already reeling from COVID. So many are without power and resources are already stretched thin, so it is not only impacting those who were in the storm’s path, but also those who’ve been called upon to help those areas get back on their feet,” Blank added.
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is making commitments of $500,000 each to The American Red Cross and the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF).
The Red Cross is currently on the ground working around the clock to help those affected by the hurricane, and the GNOF is supporting non-profit partners that will be critical to addressing various problems caused by the storm.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.