Jaguars support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As Northeast Florida and its residents recover from the effects of Hurricane Matthew, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jaguars Foundation announced Friday a $25,000 contribution to the Northeast Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross.

“The ramifications of Hurricane Matthew are widespread around the First Coast, affecting our fans, neighbors and employees in a variety of ways,” said Peter Racine, Senior Vice President of the Jaguars Foundation. “We are grateful to the first responders and linesmen who have already put in much hard work to get Jacksonville back on its feet, and we make this contribution in the spirit of their service.” 

The Jaguars will evaluate opportunities to offer continued support as relief and recovery efforts evolve in the coming weeks. 

Friday's donation is designed to support the immediate short-term needs of those on the First Coast who are in need of assistance. 

The Jaguars also plan to recognize and salute area first responders at their next home game on Oct. 23 against the Oakland Raiders.

The Jaguars Foundation contribution is being made in conjunction with financial commitments announced earlier today by the NFL, including a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in impacted NFL markets.