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Patriots one of four NFL teams contributing to Mexico City earthquake relief

New England, the NFL and other clubs have contributed a combined $250,000.

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On November 19, the New England Patriots will play against the designated home-team Oakland Raiders in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca – visiting a city that was struck by a massive earthquake on September 19. The disaster killed an estimated 370 people and left more than 6,000 injured. Today, the NFL announced that four of its teams have joined the league's foundation to contribute to the relief efforts.

According to a league press release, the “NFL foundation, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers will together contribute $200,000 to Banorte's Fundación Banorte to support disaster relief efforts”. The Dallas Cowboys, as also noted in the release, have also committed to the cause and donated $50,000 to the Salvation Army and its relief efforts in Mexico City.

Fundación Banorte will match the donations made by the NFL and its four member clubs dollar-for-dollar as the money will be used to help rebuilding homes affected by last month's earthquake.