MINNEAPOLIS -- Adrian Peterson is donating $100,000 toward relief efforts after flooding ravaged his hometown of Palestine, Texas.
And the Minnesota Vikings running back is asking others to help as well. Peterson is teaming up with the Salvation Army on a fundraising campaign, pledging to match contributions for flood relief.
Thank you for helping those affected by recent floods. Click to donate: https://t.co/sPveltbGu5— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) May 4, 2016
I'll be matching your donation,God bless!
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Six Palestine residents -- including four children and a high school classmate of Peterson's -- died in the floods that hit Texas on Saturday.
Condolences to the Families that lost loved ones in the flooding in Palestine TX.. My Heartfelt prayers to every Family that was affected!— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) May 1, 2016
Peterson says it's been heartbreaking to see his working class hometown suffer such devastating loss of life and property damage. He says he is working to get food and water to the region as quickly as possible for those in need.