Drew Brees gives $1 million for Sandy relief

Ezra Shaw

The Saints quarterback continues to help with relief efforts across the country.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is donating $1 million to Hurricane Sandy relief, according to the Associated Press.

Brees told CBS' "Person to Person" in an interview to air Friday that the donation will come through the Dream Foundation he runs with his wife, Brittany. He did not say who will be receiving the donation.

Brees says he and his wife want to give back what's been given to them. They say their foundation will also be donating $2 million to various New Orleans organizations over the next several months.

Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the eastern United States late in October. It was a Category 2 storm that caused anestimated $20 billion or more in damage, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Brees has been known to giving back throughout his professional career. Through the Dream Foundation, Breeshelped in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which was one of the worst hurricanes in United States history.

Brees is a 12-year NFL veteran who helped the Saints win the Super Bowl in 2009. He was named the Super Bowl MVP in the Saints' 31-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

The 33-year-old out of Purdue has led the NFL in passing touchdowns in three of the last four seasons. This season, Brees has 28 passing touchdowns, which is also the best number in the NFL.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.

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