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The New Orleans Saints made Louisiana proud when they won the Super Bowl earlier this year now they are back on the Gulf Coast to give the residents there another boost.
Just when they needed most.
Quarterback Drew Brees leading his team as they get a firsthand look at the oil disaster.
Far from his first time helping out folks in that part of the country even though he wasn't resident of New Orleans when Katrina hit he worked on the rebuilding effort there.
You can see -- is climbing to install piece of -- a home under construction in the hard hit Ninth Ward in the days after Katrina he was volunteering.
With habitat for humanity.
Drew Brees joins us now on the phone from Venice Louisiana drew tell us what you and the team we're going to be doing today.
Actually -- -- and John got shot down here we're our entire -- the whole -- organization.
Owner Tom Benson and his wife -- and Rita Benson LeBlanc our coaching staff we're -- really lent support.
-- -- -- restore order Louis -- governor Bobby Jindal -- -- Reach out of the Coast Guard and all the responders -- here to go to -- on oil cleanup every day as well the residents down here that have been affected by the old school.
I'm told it was just going to be originally lunch at the governor's mansion with governor Jindal and then somebody called inaudible -- -- -- you know we we felt like the most to replace trust to be worked out here with the people that are are being most affected by this and and certainly there's also more port to be done it just like there's this great organization that reverse bigotry we try to be on the front -- in -- to recovery -- there and certainly we want to be on the spotlight here in regards to the the oil clean up -- and restored our our local level and he.
I know that -- doubt it sounds like you got a chopper flying overhead there bill it was not forgotten Coast Guard.
Helicopter flight over that thought -- but we're -- -- little.
No apology needed that's that's why you're out there I know that the team has decided to do something really incredible.
And to try to raise money to help the folks who've been so afflicted there can you tell us what that is.
Yeah we thought that -- really really unique thing we.
-- we decided that -- Q what did -- do -- Due to lend a helping hand out here and and we felt like.
The best way to do better or maybe the most unique way to do that would be through.
You have some on the opportunity to solve.
Basically -- But one of our one of our fault -- the global -- cool apple would all the bodies from the lab or going forward.
-- renewal efforts down here and the cleanup effort in the dark you'll.
-- York you're gonna raffle off.
A New Orleans Saints Super Bowl championship ring.
Yes and that's who the real deal and this is only obviously one -- thing and just one of those.
Very special circumstances where we wanted to do something.
That could really raise significant funds for birdie effort that you're -- What people can do -- -- or how about the web site live here this afternoon and it can be www.
Saying -- -- when -- -- or like it it'll be like this afternoon if you go -- -- although apple tickets with a minimum purchase of ten dollars.
All of that money going towards.
Organization down here in south Louisiana.
And really a long methodical -- that are open with this wolf spoke -- and obviously.
This is the one bug thing in there we're going -- -- the winner at our September 7.
He's an open on Thursday -- against Minnesota -- And what a lot of time for the people be able to contribute and certainly have the opportunity -- that winning.
But Super Bowl ring to take the one that our team did it.
Yet take a guess how how much you think you can race.
Well our our goal of the over a million dollars but I'd like to think that we could be and there in the in the millions.
We'll open the people wolf will certainly support the -- here.
America you heard it right from the quarterbacks mouth Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and auction -- raffle I should say.
Rattling off a Super Bowl championship -- Maybe you could be the winner.
We'll put it on our blog more information on how you can get -- Drew Brees congratulations to you thank you in the team for helping out down there.
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