Posted Under: Charity Spotlight
The affects of Hurricane Sandy have caused damage to many communities on the East Coast. In an effort to assist those still in need, Major League Baseball announced that they, along with the MLB Players Association, will donate $1 million to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Feeding America. In addition, players, coaches and club employees will continue to deliver supplies and administer help to hard-hit communities.
Fans all around the national have been sending clothes and non-perishable food items to the Commissioner’s Office in New York. In return, those items were driven to devastated areas in New Jersey and New York.
The New York Yankees were among the first clubs to donate to Sandy Relief efforts by donating $500,000 to the American Red Cross and leading a blood drive at the New York Blood Center.
The San Francisco Giants gathered to celebrate their World Series Victory and collected donations from the fans that attended the parade. The Giants organization matched those donations and sent those donations directly to Hurricane Sandy relief funds.
The Giant’s Bay Area neighbors, the Oakland A’s, announced that the teams’ community fund will be sending monetary donations to the Salvation Army, which provides feeding unites, shelters and clean up kits, and the Humane Society of the United States, which provide supplies to animal shelters, particularly those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.