Redskins join in Haiti relief effort

Redskins owner Dan Snyder will donate the use of his private plane to help fly medical supplies, clothing and personnel to earthquake-stricken Haiti, according to the club. The Skins are teaming up with one of their longtime business partners, Diageo, in the disaster relief effort and they'll send former Pro Bowler Ken Harvey to Haiti as their official representative.

Snyder's plane is scheduled to leave for Haiti Sunday morning and it will transport relief personnel and clothing donated by the team.

"We’re not a relief organization, but there are times when our resources allow us to step in and make a difference, if only a small one,” Snyder said. “Diageo has been involved in relief efforts around the world for many years, and we’re fortunate to be able to partner with them. Getting the right people and supplies to Haiti is critically important, and we’re providing our best resources."

Like many of you, I've been struck by the images from the tragic scene in Haiti. Hopefully the Redskins are setting an example that others in the NFL community will follow.