On Saturday, Jan. 23, the Charlotte Bobcats, NASCAR Foundation and the American Red Cross worked together to raise nearly $10,000 for Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
Volunteers from the organizations – including more than a dozen from the Red Cross – collected money outside Time Warner Cable Arena prior to the Charlotte Bobcats vs. Orlando Magic game. Volunteers also staffed two tables inside the arena where spectators could make donations.
During the game, there were several reminders to text “HAITI” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. There was also a contest at halftime, which raised $2,500 for relief efforts. The Bobcats and NASCAR Foundation matched those proceeds, bringing the total to $5,000 from the halftime contest alone!
When you add that to the total amount raised from collecting donations outside, the efforts Saturday brought in nearly $10,000 for Red Cross response in Haiti.
Thank you to everyone who helped by either volunteering or making a donation.
100 percent of the money raised that evening went to the Red Cross response in Haiti.