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Bengals help to raise $100,000 for hurricane relief efforts

The Bengals have helped to contribute $100,000 for hurricane relief efforts.

Florida Keys Begin Long Recovery After Direct Hit From Hurricane Irma Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals are doing their part to help with the hurricane relief efforts after numerous hurricanes hit North America in the last month.

The Bengals teamed up with the American Red Cross, WLWT, Kroger, the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to raise $100,000 for hurricane relief efforts.

American Red Cross volunteers and WLWT personalities were at the entrances to Paul Brown Stadium before the Texans game on September 14, where fans in attendance donated $33,300 to provide “Help for Houston.” The Bengals matched the fan donation and kicked in net proceeds from tickets sold leading up to the game, resulting in a $59,100 donation. Additionally, a WLWT telethon and collections at Kroger stores raised $7,600.

The combined efforts resulted in a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross.

“Our thoughts continue to go out to everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma,” said Bengals executive vice president Katie Blackburn in a press release. “The Bengals are proud to have played a role in helping to raise $100,000 for hurricane relief. Thank you to all of our fans and everyone involved in this effort.”

Those who want to help can text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross disaster relief.