United Way gets $1.5 million from NFL

The National Football League Charities awarded $1.5 million to United Way of America to support long-term disaster relief efforts in the United States and internationally.

Ten United Way affiliates in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas will receive $100,000 each to cover needs in areas of housing, healthcare, job training, education, mental health counseling and childcare assistance.

The remaining $500,000 will go toward United Way International’s work in Mumbai, India, to aid the construction of permanent, tsunami-proof family housing.

The money comes from NFL Charities’ Disaster Relief Fund, established after Sept. 11 and designed to rebuild communities affected by large-scale tragedies.

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