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How MLS fans can help those affected by Hurricane Harvey

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The devastation from Hurricane Harvey has been catastrophic in the Houston metro area and other parts of the Gulf Coast.

Help is direly needed.

Major League Soccer is partnering with the American Red Cross to help those affected by the hurricane and its aftermath. The Houston Dynamo are in touch with the local Red Cross to support efforts in their community. But no matter where you are, you can help. Here are ways to help:

Across the MLS community, people are support relief efforts. The three major supporter groups in Texas -- the Texian Army (Houston Dynamo), the Dallas Beer Guardians (FC Dallas), and the 210 Alliance (San Antonio FC) -- have started an effort called "Enemies for 90...Texans for life," which sees the groups collaborating to raise funds and collect supplies. 

Farther afield, New England Revolution owner Robert Kraft and his family are offering to match funds donated to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund up to $1 million.

“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," Kraft said in a statement. "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.”

Other MLS clubs are chipping in to support Houston and the displaced Dynamo as well. The Dynamo and NWSL's Houston Dash are training at FC Dallas' facilities this week, while the Dash will play their scheduled home game against Seattle Reign FC on Sunday night at FCD's Toyota Stadium.

Arthur Blank, the owner of Atlanta United FC and the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, announced on Aug. 31 that The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation will match fan contributions up to $1 million when they donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

We here at MLS appreciate your support as we continue to help relief efforts in Houston and the surrounding Gulf Coast. 

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