New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is using the team plane to transport high school students from Parkland, Florida. The plane will take the students from Florida to a rally in Washington, D.C. where they will stage a protest to promote gun reform.
Kraft took action after Arizona Congreswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband asked him for help, according to CBS Boston.
NEW: Robert Kraft sent @Patriots official team plane to fly families and students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School from Florida to Washington D.C. for the #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/QhA0jjtemO— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) March 23, 2018
The students' organized protests, which are expected to take place nation-wide, come after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School which left 17 people dead.
Some students took to Twitter to thank Kraft for the gesture.
Heading to D.C. & I’m so thankful to be here with so many amazing people. Thank you @Patriots for donating your plane to help us get to D.C.! And always so happy to have @isabelabarry by my side through everything I do✨💗 pic.twitter.com/o8I7EfzQED— soy⁷😈 (@SawyerGarrity) March 22, 2018
Thank you so much @Patriots for your generosity! We are so grateful to have been lent your plane to fly up to Washington DC. See you at the march!!— ShineMSD (@ShineMsd) March 22, 2018