Ravens Donating $1 Million To Help Houston Recovery From Harvey

BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — The Baltimore Ravens are donating $1 million to help Houston citizens recover from the overwhelming damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, the team announced Thursday.

The gift will be given to the United Way of Greater Houston, with the funds distributed to the United Way Relief Fund for Hurricane Harvey, the Salvation Army of Houston and the Red Cross.

Harvey came ashore last Friday as a Category 4 hurricane and hovered over the region for days, causing record flooding. The confirmed death toll from the storm stood Thursday at 31.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that more than 37,000 homes have sustained major damage and nearly 7,000 have been destroyed by floods.

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