DULUTH, Ga. – The Gwinnett Gladiators announced that they have donated $5,000 through their charitable arm, the Gladiators Foundation for Kids, to the Salvation Army to assist with the Hurricane Katrina Relief effort in Georgia.
“The devastation caused by this is somewhat unprecedented in American history. The Gladiators organization is particularly moved, not only by the images from photographs and television, but by the fact that we have made many friends along the Gulf Coast through our history in Mobile, Alabama and here in Gwinnett,” said Gladiators general manager Steve Chapman. “Through our relationship with the Salvation Army, we have learned of the thousands of evacuees that have found refuge in the state of Georgia. Many have been temporarily displaced, but have lost much. Many may have little to return to when they go home. As always, communities throughout America have responded with help and we simply want to do the same through this donation and by helping to spread the word that assistance is needed here in Georgia to help these survivors.”