Detroit Red Wings, American Red Cross team up for disaster relief efforts

(WXYZ) - The Detroit Red Wings and the American Red Cross have teamed up to support disaster relief efforts, including aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

During September and October, the team will host various efforts for fans to support the cause.

"“The recent devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey, and impending harm expected from Hurricane Irma, affects many Red Wings fans across our country,” said Kevin Brown, Director of Community Relations & Detroit Red Wings Foundation.

“Today, we are asking our partners and fans – locally and abroad – to join the entire Red Wings organization in supporting the recovery efforts as communities, families and individuals seek to rebuild after these devastating natural disasters.”

Fans attending the 2017 NHL Prospect Tournament on Sept. 9 and the Detroit Red Wings Training camp on Sept. 16-17, will have an opportunity to donate cash or checks to the American Red Cross. 

Each $10 donation receives an entry to win two tickets for the sold out Red Wings season home opener against the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 5. 

During the opener, the Detroit Red Wings Foundation 50/50 Raffle, presented by Michigan First Credit Union, will give a portion of the proceeds from each raffle ticket sold to disaster relieve efforts.

Red Wings fans who are unable to attend the events can still support disaster relief efforts by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS ortesxting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 

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