Stephen Ross, Miami Dolphins to offer Hurricane relief

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  1. uk_dolfan

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    http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/armando-salguero/article173039006.html

    Stephen Ross and the Miami Dolphins today are joining Hurricane Irma relief efforts with a sizable donation and pledge of community involvement in rebuilding for an indefinite amount of time.

    Ross, the Miami Dolphins owner, is pledging $1 million to the region’s rebuilding and recovery efforts.

    Plus other manpower, financial support.

    Ross is a very good owner, but we already knew that.
     
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    While it's expected it still reiterates the fact that he's a good man with good intentions.
     
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    Yes, but a very quick and swift announcement is welcome. Heck my sister-in-law just got back to her place in Key Largo today. Good timing imo.
     
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    Not exactly a TMZ fan but this is nice from drake
     
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    uk_dolfan Founder of the FH Adam Gase fan club Moderator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Have we really got to point where it is expected? We are often told NFL owners are nothing more than heartless corporate billionaires who dont give a crap about local communites. They may be able to afford it, but I still think its great to see so many of them helping out recently.

    Sadly many people can afford to give something but choose to do nothing
     
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    As an owner, Ross has had a steep, sometimes embarrassing and rocky learning curve. But I do believe it has plateaued over the last year or so. He's now a pretty good owner and a genuinely good man IMO.
     
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    Agreed. Anyone hating on him at this point needs to get over themselves
     
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    Agree. If anyone hates this man just take a look at Dean Spanos. You will feel lucky to have Mr Ross.
     
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    Ross has done more than enough to prove himself after a rough start. He gets 2 thumbs up from me as an owner.
     
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    My question is, how to residents who might need help get access to these donations? I know of multiple families with damage to their homes with insurance deductibles of $5k-$10k (depending on the policy. Most have a hurricane clause which carries a much higher deductible than usual). At least a few of these that I know can't afford that deductible. My retiree parents' home needs probably $3k worth of work on their roof after a tree fell on it. I can help some, but not that much, and they live on a strict budget.
     
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    I was just wondering the same thing. Not to take away from the Red Cross, United Way, etc., but I know a lot of working poor who cannot afford a roof right now or pay the insurance deductible. I am one of those, and thankfully I got lucky with IRMA. I think FEMA has low interest loans, but what these people need is a gift, not more bills. Americans and I would guess a good bit of folks from other countries have been very generous by sending money. It would be nice to see regular folks who really can't afford to take a major financial hit get some help, too. I work for a major company and they said they raised 16 million. I asked my boss what the money was going to be used on and she said it was probably going to the Red Cross or United Way. I was a little disappointed to hear that because I have heard they horde the money and don't spend it all on the cause the donations were intended for. I think if people donated to help those affected by Harvey or Irma then the money, all the money, they receive should go to that area and help people rebuild their lives, homes, or even buy them a used car if need be.
     
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    I would've expected the owner of every team in Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami to put up money to help rebuild. Just because it's the expectation doesn't take away from the complete generosity of these owners to do what they did.

    I applaud them all.
     
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