For the second time in three days, the Washington Redskins are lending a hand and offering aid to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew’s destruction throughout the last week.
Monday, team owner Dan Snyder and the Redskins sent a plane with medical supplies to Haiti, and wide receiver Pierre Garcon and defensive end Ricky Jean Francois — both of Haitian descent — went along to help as well, according to the team’s blog.
Next stop Haiti... 🛫 pic.twitter.com/sBHxJXn4Uh— Ricky Jean Francois (@Rbjf_99) October 10, 2016
On Instagram, Garcon said he will help “hand deliver” medical supplies to those in need, including IV solution, gauze, ACE wraps, bandages and items for wound care provided by Snyder and the team’s training staff.
Both Garcon and Jean Francois have been vocal on social media about the storm’s destruction and the need for humanitarian aid.
As the storm slammed into the nation last week, 145-mile per hour winds and heavy flooding destroyed homes and crops, caused massive flooding and uprooted trees.
Hurricane Matthew has claimed the lives of 1,000 people in Haiti, according to a Reuters tally based on numbers from local government officials updated on Monday. The U.N also said that 1.4 million are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Saturday, Snyder and his wife, Tanya, also flew a plane with supplies to the Bahamas — which also suffered wind and flood damage — in an effort to help with relief.