Auction of Game-Issued, Autographed Jerseys to Benefit Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief
CHICAGO (Sept. 1, 2017) – U.S. Soccer and the U.S. National Soccer Team Players Association will auction game-issued, autographed jerseys from tonight’s World Cup qualifying match against Costa Rica, presented by Volpi Foods, with all proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston and other impacted areas.
All 23 players’ jerseys are now available for purchase via an online auction at auction.ussoccer.com. The auction will be live until 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
The disaster in Houston has hit close to home for the Men’s National Team, as defender DaMarcus Beasley is currently in his fourth season with the Houston Dynamo and forward Clint Dempsey grew up in Nacogdoches, Texas, and has family in the Houston area.
The Red Cross has been working around the clock in Houston responding to Hurricane Harvey’s destruction. Currently, the organization’s priority is keeping people safe while providing shelter, food and comfort to disaster victims. The Red Cross has already served 250,000 meals and snacks with its partners, mobilized over 890 trailer-loads of supplies and activated 200 emergency response vehicles.
Financial donations are the best way to support disaster victims and the Red Cross depends on donations to immediately provide relief. You can help people affected by Hurricane Harvey by visiting redcross.org/ussoccer, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation, message and data rates may apply.