With Hurricane Sandy having done more considerable damage along the east coast, the rebuilding process will be a long road. Today, the financial aspects of recovery received a boost as the NBA and the Players Association have pledged $1 million to be shared across several charities. The commitment will be spread to several beneficiaries that include the Red Cross, The Salvation Army, New York Cares and Jersey Cares.
“Many homes and lives were devastated by Hurricane Sandy and our thoughts, abiding concerns and hopes are with all those affected,” said NBA Commissioner David Stern. “The NBA, the NBPA, our teams, and players are partnering with the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations to support the relief efforts to help families and communities recover.
“The immeasurable damage and heartbreaking impact of this latest natural disaster continues to shock all of us,” said NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter. “The NBPA and its members will assist ongoing relief efforts by partnering with the Salvation Army along with other organizations as part of a long term commitment to help those in need.”