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Jets donating $500K for Sandy relief

Jets owner Woody Johnson looks on as his

Jets owner Woody Johnson looks on as his team warms up before playing against the Giants during a preseason game. (Aug. 29, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

The Jets are doing their part to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy.

The team announced Thursday that it will donate $500,000 to relief efforts and dedicate its Thanksgiving game against the Patriots to honor Tri-State area residents those affected by the storm.

The team said the donation will be split among three organizations: The Mayor's Fund for NYC Hurricane Relief, the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and the Nassau and Suffolk County branches of the Salvation Army.

"Our hearts go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Sandy," Jets chairman and CEO Woody Johnson said, via the team's web site. "The Jets hope that these donations will make a difference in the lives of those people. We will continue to find ways to assist those in need and encourage our fans to find ways to help with these efforts."

The Jets also will honor 100 first responders during their Thanksgiving night game against New England. They'll ask those men and women to participate in pregame duties, including holding a field-sized American flag during the National Anthem and forming the tunnel for the Jets to pass through during player introductions.

The Jets also will honor those affected by Hurricane Sandy with a moment of silence before the opening kickoff.

In case you missed it, several players shared messages for Sandy victims in a video posted on the Jets' web site this week.

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