PGA TOUR to donate $100,000 to West Virginia Flood Relief
Funds to assist relief and recovery efforts of worst flooding in more than 100 years
June 28, 2016
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- June 28, 2016
- The PGA TOUR announced that the Greenbrier Classic held in West Virginia would be cancelled to focus on the safety of the residents and their recovery from the disaster. (Ty Wright/Getty Images)
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – The PGA TOUR today announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help people affected by the West Virginia floods. Flooding has submerged thousands of homes and forced unprecedented evacuations, and at least 24 people are confirmed to have perished in flood-related incidents.
“It has been very difficult to see the pain and suffering caused by the recent floods in West Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been impacted by this disaster, and we hope this donation will provide some relief to those who are going through this terrible time,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem.
The flooding caused the cancellation of The Greenbrier Classic, which was scheduled to be played July 7-10 at The Greenbrier Resort in Greenbrier County, one of the hardest hit areas.
Fans wishing to assist in the relief and recovery efforts can do so by making donations through PGA TOUR Charities’ Together, anything’s possible website (PGATOUR.COM/together). Starting on June 28, all donations will be distributed to American Red Cross West Virginia Flood Relief. Additionally, fans can make donations directly through the American Red Cross by visiting www.redcross.org or by texting WVFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.