- Associated Press - Monday, October 10, 2016

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Washington Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon and defensive end Ricky Jean Francois flew to Haiti to deliver medical supplies to victims of Hurricane Matthew.

Garcon and Jean Francois, who are of Haitian descent, traveled on owner Dan Snyder’s plane on Monday. The team said Snyder and his wife, Tanya, flew a plane full of supplies to the Bahamas on Saturday.

Coach Jay Gruden said the players were “first class” to spend some time off to hand out supplies.

“A lot of guys want to stay home and play video games or what have you and spend time with their families, but to go to help others in need is big time,” Gruden said Monday. “Talks about their character, and I’m proud to be their coach when you see guys do things like that.”

Garcon posted a video of head athletic trainer Larry Hess explaining what was going to Haiti: gauze, Ace wraps, bandages and other supplies.

“Trying to help out,” Hess said in the video. “Trying to give what we can give, and hopefully that helps out.”

Hurricane Matthew killed more than 500 people in Haiti before striking the United States.

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