During the Vikings-Dolphins preseason finale, the Wilf family will announce a $300,000 donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Through in-game messages from a few Texas natives on the roster in quarterback Case Keenum and defensive ends Brian Robison and Danielle Hunter, the Vikings will be encouraging fans to participate in the ongoing text-to-give campaign (text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross).
The Wilf family will personally donate $200,000, half to the American Red Cross and half to The Jewish Federations of North America hurricane relief fund. The Vikings are donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross.
The natural disaster has claimed more than 30 lives, causing massive flooding off the gulf coast of Texas. Hurricane Harvey has prompted action from around the NFL as teams have donated millions to relief efforts. Houston Texans star J.J. Watt recently announced his initiative has surpassed $10 million in fundraising.
Hunter, from a western suburb of Houston, said Sunday night he’s thankful his family and friends had evaded the danger.
“I’ve been talking to them every day,” Hunter said. “They’ve been doing all right. Houston has been flooded, but they’re out of the flood zone. So they’re all right.”