In the aftermath of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports that Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and his wife, Tanya, sent a plane full of supplies to the Bahamas, one of the countries ravaged by the storm.
Bahamas Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe issued the following statement after supplies arrived on Saturday:
“We are grateful to our partners, the Washington Redskins, who wasted no time in offering assistance to The Islands of The Bahamas. This organization led by example mobilizing immediately to bring relief to our people who are in need. We know that there are many Bahamians who will benefit from these donations. We want to thank the Redskins, especially owners Daniel and Tanya Snyder, who are no strangers to our beautiful country. It is our hope that other organizations will follow the example set by the Redskins. I think it is safe to say that the Redskins organization has gained even more Bahamian fans this football season.”
Meanwhile, Redskins teammates Pierre Garcon and Ricky Jean Francois — both U.S. citizens of Haitian descent — issued messages of support for Haiti, where the death toll after the storm continues to rise.