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A.J. Green aids victims of Dayton tornadoes

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A.J. Green is the real MVP.

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A.J. Green stepped up in a big way following tornadoes that devastated the Dayton area. These tornadoes took place on May 27th and 28th, which left wide-spread damage throughout much of Dayton and the pain could take months or years to heal for residents.

Green, according to WHIO, was there on the scene following this atrocity helping assist the Red Cross. Just his presence and kind words would’ve been huge to heighten the spirits of those that lost everything.

The Pro Bowl receiver was also seen moving supplies and distributing water to those in need at the Corinthian Baptist Church on South James H. McGee Blvd, as captured on social media.

“He was so gracious and humble,” resident Maria Brooks told WHIO. “As a lifetime Bengals fan, I was elated to meet him.”

Green, who was out most of the second half of last season, was seen taking pictures with fans as well. Given his stellar reputation throughout the city, there couldn’t have been a better representative for the Bengals in Dayton.

This is just one of the many ways the Bengals have both individually and collectively been demonstrated a desire to give back to the community. Just earlier this year they developed a partnership to donate $10,000 to a Cincinnati high school for new football equipment.

That said, Dayton has requested and been accepted for federal funding, but with such destruction, the money certainly won’t be there soon enough. Some others, those lucky enough to have homeowners insurance, were put up in hotels for the foreseeable future.

After one of the worst tornado strikes in Ohio history, the community responded in a big way, and Green was there to help lead the charge.