Orlando Magic personnel package up food for hurricane victims

By Jamie Seh - Sports Director

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Magic are trying to help the people in the most need after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

All 300 members of the Magic's staff assisted in hurricane relief efforts Tuesday, including team President Alex Martins, head coach Frank Vogel, players Jonathan Isaac and Terrence Ross. The Magic volunteers assembled 35,000 packages of non-perishable food Tuesday afternoon at the Amway Center.

The meals will go to the nonprofit Feeding Children Everywhere to help families impacted by the hurricane restock their kitchens.

Some of the Magic staff are still without power, team managers said, but leant a hand helping others.

The Magic offices were closed last week because a majority of the staff were without power, Martins said.

Magic forward and Houston native Jonathon Simmons was rescued by boat during Hurricane Harvey and later went on to rescue others.

“Here we are, you know, right back to work and we wanted to do something immediately to try and help, a little bit, for those who have been most impacted by the storm," Martins said.

 

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