NHL and NHLPA donate $200K to Hurricane Harvey flooding relief

The NHL and NHLPA have announced a donation of $200,000 to the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

The NHL and NHLPA have announced a donation of $200,000 to the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston and the surrounding areas.

“The donation to the American Red Cross will support shelters and the distribution of food and supplies, while the donation to Habitat for Humanity will support the rebuilding of lost and damaged homes,” the league and players’ association stated in a release. “Donated funds will be split equally between American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity.”

This move is the latest in a flurry of support for relief efforts. Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt started a fundraising page that has surpassed the $6-million mark.

Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk made a $1 million donation Tuesday. Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has contributed a whopping $10 million.

The likes of Chris Paul, Dikembe Mutombo, Jay Bruce and Matt Carpenter are among the many individuals from across the sports world who have chipped in for the cause.

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