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Avalanche Joining In Relief Effort For Hurricane Harvey

Colorado is doing their part to help the people in the gulf region

by ColoradoAvalanche.com / Official website of the Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche and Kroenke Sports and Entertainment are joining the American Red Cross to help support those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Southeast Texas and the gulf region.

Click here to help the Avalanche donate.

On Wednesday, the Kroenke family donated $1 million to the Red Cross to aid in the relief cause from the destruction of Harvey.

The Avalanche also showed their support on Aug. 30 as players Erik Johnson and Matt Nieto and mascot Bernie were at the Denver-area Hurricane Harvey telethon to take calls and help build support for the relief effort. The telethon raised more than $500,000 to support the Red Cross.

People can donate to the relief cause by visiting RedCross.org or by texting HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The Red Cross had provided safe refuge for more than 33,800 people in 240-plus Red Cross and partner shelters after mobilizing 80 tractor trailer loads of supplies, including cots, blankets, comfort kits and kitchen and cleaning supplies. As of Monday, the organization had served over 807,000 meals and snacks since the storm began and had positioned 16 kitchens capable of producing 10,000 meals a day.

Bonfils Blood Center is also in need of blood for those in the gulf region that need it. Click here to learn more and schedule an appointment.

The NHL and NHL Players' Association are doing their part to help those affected. They jointly announced on Aug. 30 a donation of $200,000 to the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity in support of the relief efforts.

Tens of thousands of people had been forced to evacuate due to massive flooding and, as of last Wednesday, more than 3,500 people had been rescued by the Houston Police Department. There have been 70 confirmed and suspected flood-related death.

Over 50 inches of rain had fallen in some parts of Houston since Harvey first came ashore on Aug. 25. The Texas city averages 49.77 inches of precipitation in a year.

The storm could be the costliest natural disaster in the United States' history, with some reports suggesting as high as $180 billion.

This story was updated at 9:00 p.m. MT on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

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