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Adrian Peterson donates $50,000 to disaster relief organization

December 18, 2012|By Houston Mitchell
  • Adrian Peterson runs against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
Adrian Peterson runs against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. (Seth Perlman / Associated…)

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has donated $50,000 to the disaster response veteran service organization Team Rubicon, which helps send experienced military veterans as  rapid emergency response relief teams to natural disaster sites and other crisis areas around the world.

"Military veterans choose to serve even after they take off the uniform because they want to dedicate themselves to a cause larger than their own," Peterson said. "Supporting organizations like Team Rubicon before, during, and after times of disaster allows them to continue their important missions in communities worldwide."

Team Rubicon was created in 2010 and has sent emergency response teams to countries such as Burma, Chile, Haiti, Pakistan and Sudan in addition to U.S. cities.

"When our country is in need, veterans respond," said Jacob Wood, president and co-founder of Team Rubicon. “Adrian’s generous support of our mission will enable Team Rubicon to broaden and accelerate our response efforts in future crisis situations."

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