Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 11/20/12

Having experienced Hurricane Katrina, Drew Brees knows all too well how a storm of that magnitude can affect those unfortunately caught in its path.

And, just as he did after Katrina, the Saints' superstar quarterback is lending a helping hand.

According to the Associated Press, Brees is donating $1 million to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. In a CBS interview scheduled to air Friday, Brees said the donation will come via the Dream Foundation, which he runs with his wife, Brittany.

Although he did not say who'll be receiving the Sandy contribution, Brees added that his foundation will also be chipping in $2 million to several New Orleans organizations in the months ahead.

You could argue that $1 million is basically a drop in the bucket to Brees, who signed a record-setting $100 million extension in July and will have earned a guaranteed $40 million by years end. But this is one of the most charitable players the NFL's ever seen, someone who strives to give back as much he can to the community and fans, transcending football.

Fortunately, Brees has the resources (and heart) to help out an area still recovering from Sandy's devastation. And consider this: he's donating as much as the Jets' and Giants' organizations combined.

No. 9 is regarded as No. 1 in many, many people's books -- and rightfully so.

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