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Saints News, 4/28/14: Benson Family Donates $5 Million To Team Gleason

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The donation is for the Team Gleason House for Innovative Living at St. Margaret’s in New Orleans. The funds will support the ongoing efforts of Team Gleason to provide people with ALS and other debilitating conditions an environment where they can live vital and productive lives with meaningful freedom and independence.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Benson family donates $5 million to <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a> <a href="http://t.co/KwQ0ohYYJ7">http://t.co/KwQ0ohYYJ7</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NoWhiteFlags&amp;src=hash">#NoWhiteFlags</a> <a href="http://t.co/fVymQFgAfG">pic.twitter.com/fVymQFgAfG</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/460816600346546176">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> fans vote Packers game as 2014 primetime contest they’re most excited about <a href="http://t.co/70LMmEcXfd">http://t.co/70LMmEcXfd</a> <a href="http://t.co/FjEoOR9837">pic.twitter.com/FjEoOR9837</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/460784108012990464">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>From ESPN the Magazine: CB Pierre Desir is a DII standout <a href="http://t.co/kyXLpI3LMG">http://t.co/kyXLpI3LMG</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL">@espnnfl</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/460872631651012608">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Only 8 teams have repeated as NFL champs.&#10;&#10;Ever. &#10;&#10;But <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer">@AlbertBreer</a> says the Seahawks are up to the task: <a href="http://t.co/aKHjSTjTNl">http://t.co/aKHjSTjTNl</a></p>&mdash; NFL (@nfl) <a href="https://twitter.com/nfl/statuses/460865493038288896">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Looking fwd to our &quot;Who Dat Day&quot; in Jackson <a href="https://twitter.com/MSChildsMuseum">@MSChildsMuseum</a> this weekend!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BelieveICAN&amp;src=hash">#BelieveICAN</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LetsMove&amp;src=hash">#LetsMove</a> <a href="http://t.co/s8KbDGmPUa">http://t.co/s8KbDGmPUa</a></p>&mdash; Pierre Thomas (@Pierre_Thomas) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pierre_Thomas/statuses/460856688895995905">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Went bow fishing the other night... Bowed me a carp n a gar fish on my hunter games hype… <a href="http://t.co/VBcPiv1Jny">http://t.co/VBcPiv1Jny</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/460850011145011200">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Thanks <a href="https://twitter.com/So_Delicious">@So_Delicious</a> Dairy Free for the ice cream social w our boys and their classmates - the kids loved it! <a href="http://t.co/riNMrMfjoG">pic.twitter.com/riNMrMfjoG</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/460845334550179841">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast is up, talking about the NFL and NBA <a href="http://t.co/t7B8KqvTXM">http://t.co/t7B8KqvTXM</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanKelleyLive">@SeanKelleyLive</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/460829618183102464">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/drulezina">@drulezina</a>: Can&#39;t wait to get <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd">@jairusbyrd</a> jersey! I&#39;ll be representing from section 537 <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a>"&lt; thx for support.. Let&#39;s get it!</p>&mdash; jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd/statuses/460829419544670208">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The more I reflect on it, racism, sexism etc, has more to do w/ pride and selfishness than being ignorant or uneducated <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DonaldSterling&amp;src=hash">#DonaldSterling</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/statuses/460822113356873728">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>And outside of the Grace of God we all have prideful selfish and racist tendencies <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DonaldSterling&amp;src=hash">#DonaldSterling</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/statuses/460822957301198848">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Y&#39;all know of any good dishwasher repairman around Auburn/Opelika?</p>&mdash; Will Herring (@wherring54) <a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54/statuses/460787282656886784">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cheers to the Benson family and the <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a>! What an incredible gesture in support of <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a>&#39;s vision: <a href="http://t.co/LNsusRsPU5">http://t.co/LNsusRsPU5</a></p>&mdash; Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) <a href="https://twitter.com/sfujita55/statuses/460770402466144256">April 28, 2014</a></blockquote>

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