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Hurricane Harvey: Robert Kraft pledges $1 million for relief efforts

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Kraft has teamed up with the American Red Cross to support victims of the disaster.

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Revolution owner Robert Kraft (left) looks on before a game between the Revolution and Crew SC at Gillette Stadium.
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The trip from Foxboro to Houston spans more than 1,800 miles. But that hasn’t stopped Revolution owner Robert Kraft from treating the city like his neighbor.

On Monday, the Kraft family announced that it will match all donations up to $1 million made to the American Red Cross in support of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Donations will provide assistance for those in need after the hurricane tore through Texas and devastated the greater Houston area.

“Amid the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey over the weekend in Texas, the thoughts of our entire organization are with everyone impacted,” Kraft said in a team release. “Houston is a city the New England Revolution and our fans have shared many competitive moments with—most notably the 2006 and 2007 MLS Cups against the Houston Dynamo. We are eager to provide our support and hope by matching donations we will encourage more people to give to help ease the recovery of our displaced neighbors. And we wish all of our friends at the Houston Dynamo and their fans the best during this time of need.”

You can join Kraft in supporting victims of Hurricane Harvey by submitting a donation through the Red Cross.

Our staff wishes the best for the city of Houston and all those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Article updated 8/29 at 8:35 a.m. ET.