ATLANTA – Arthur M. Blank, the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United have pledged to give $1 million to storm relief efforts.

Hurricane Florence is inching closer to the Carolinas.

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation said the grant money will be split between the American Red Cross of Georgia and Greater Carolinas Region, as well as the United Way.

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“These types of storms bring devastation that is almost unimaginable,” said Blank. “No matter the region, they disrupt the lives of kids, families, social services, schools, houses of worship and businesses in so many ways and it’s heartbreaking. So many resources, financial and otherwise, are going to be needed to help people rebuild their lives this season, and we feel a strong responsibility to help. I encourage our fans to join us in supporting this cause in any way they can.”

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