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Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green lends helping hand to storm survivors

Published: Monday, June 03, 2019 @ 2:21 AM



Courtesy: Maria Brooks
(Courtesy: Maria Brooks)

Cincinnati Bengals player A.J. Green stopped by one of the Red Cross emergency shelters in Dayton on Sunday and assisted those who were impacted by the Memorial Day tornadoes.

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The Pro Bowl wide receiver appears in photos distributing cases of water at Corinthian Baptist Church on South James H. McGee Blvd.

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In other videos posted to social media, he’s seen hauling boxes of supplies from a U-Haul truck full of items that were donated to the shelter.

Green, who was out for the end of the 2018 season due to an injured toe, also took photos with fans in between his relief efforts at the church. 

(Courtesy: Maria Brooks)

“He was so gracious and humble”, said resident Maria Books, who is pictured in the photo with Green. “As a lifetime Bengals fan, I was elated to meet him.”

Fifteen total tornadoes, ranging from EF0 to EF4, touched down in the Miami Valley May 27 and 28.

Widespread damage from the tornadoes have been reported in the Miami Valley. Schools, homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. Tens of thousands of residents were without power, emergency shelters have been opened and Montgomery County residents were asked to conserve water during a 4-day boil advisory.