NEW YORK — The New York Yankees announced Tuesday their plan to help support rescue and relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Irene and the Texas Wildfires. The Salvation Army and the Red Cross are working in both areas.
“On behalf of the entire New York Yankees organization, we would like to express our support to all of those affected by Hurricane Irene here at home on the East Coast and those affected by the devastating wildfires in Texas,” said New York Yankees General Partner and Vice Chairperson Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal. “We are eager to support the efforts of wonderful organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army who are already on the ground making a difference in so many lives. Our hearts and prayers are with all those suffering during this difficult time as they begin the process of rebuilding.”
The Yankees are sending $100,000 ($50,000 a piece for the Salvation Army and the Red Cross) for hurricane relief efforts and $25,000 ($12,500 a piece for the Salvation Army and the Red Cross) for Texas Wildfire relief. For their generosity and goodwill “The Good In Sports” salutes the New York Yankees with a Gold Star.
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