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Arthur Blank Announces United We Rise For Houston Fundraiser

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Time for Atlanta United supporters to step up for Houston

Epic Flooding Inundates Houston After Hurricane Harvey Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Atlanta United and Falcons owner Arthur Blank announced a fundraising campaign for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The campaign will match up to $1 million donated to the Red Cross Relief Fund by United and Falcons fans with funds from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Along with the announcement, Blank issued a statement discussing the need for fans of his teams to step up in this time of need:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out for the people of Houston and surrounding areas as they begin a long recovery from the impact of this terrible disaster, as well as the heroes that have sprung into action showing us great courage and again reminding us of the very best of America,” said Blank. “The work and resources needed by the people there are going to be almost unimaginable so we hope the incredible fans of both of our teams will join us by giving whatever they can to support our brothers and sisters in a time of incredible need.”

If there is one thing Atlanta United fans have shown they are good at, it is exceeding expectations at everything from buying season tickets to winning online polls for the team and players. With a much more important goal this time around, 17s should follow this link to help Arthur Blank reach the goal he has set: https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/falconsunited-pub.

The matching campaign will run until September 15, 2017.