It’s not every day Dan Snyder receives positive press, but he certainly deserves it in this case. Mike Jones for The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins owner is doing his part to send relief to the country of Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
Jones revealed that Snyder is sending an airplane full of medical supplies to Haiti, where according to BBC News, at least 900 people are believed to have died, tens of thousands of homes were destroyed and 350,000 people are in need of aid as a result of the hurricane. Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon and defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois, who are both of Hatian descent, will accompany the plane and take part in the relief efforts as well.
As Jones also notes, this is the second such trip Snyder has made after Hurricane Matthew. He accompanied a plane with supplies to the Bahamas on Saturday.
It’s an incredible gesture by Snyder, not only standing in support of his players, their families and heritage, but obviously any help is welcome after the disaster the country endured. This is no minor good deed, and for as much negative publicity Snyder receives, this action is worthy of all the attention it might get.