Here’s the announcement from the Yankees.
The New York Yankees announced today that they will donate a total of $100,000 to support the rescue and relief efforts associated with Hurricane Irene. Of the total, $50,000 will be given to the Salvation Army and $50,000 to the Red Cross, both of which are already working in the affected areas.
The Yankees will make an additional $25,000 donation specifically to support the rescue and relief efforts associated with the Texas wildfires. Of the total, $12,500 will be given to the Salvation Army and $12,500 to the Red Cross.
“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.”