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Yankees collecting donated items for storm victims

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 05, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees have announced that they’re collecting donated goods for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Here are the details. There are some folks out there who could really use some help.

The New York Yankees today announced that they have begun collecting donated items from the public at Yankee Stadium for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. As items are received, the Yankees will immediately deliver and distribute them on an ongoing basis.

Individuals are encouraged to bring the non-perishable food and household items listed below to Yankee Stadium’s Gate 2 entrance at any time through the end of the week. Gate 2, located at 164th Street and Jerome Avenue, will be staffed 24-hours-a-day to receive donations.

“Even though a week has passed, the tragedy of the hurricane endures for many residents of the metropolitan area,” Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost said. “In addition to the many loved ones who were lost, people have been left without homes, food and the basic necessities. We hope our efforts support and show solidarity with those who are bravely dealing with heartbreaking circumstances.”

Recommended items for donation include:

BABIES/CHILDREN
· baby bottles and formula (powdered or liquid)
· baby clothes and blankets
· baby food (jarred or canned)
· baby powder
· diapers and wipes

CLEANING SUPPLIES
· dish soap
· disinfectant wipes and bleach
· heavy duty trash bags
· latex gloves
· laundry detergent
· mops, brooms and shovels
· spray-bottled cleaners
· work gloves

CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD
· blankets and pillows
· coats, sweaters and other warm winter clothing for all ages
· hats, scarves and gloves for all ages
· raincoats and rain ponchos
· work boots and rubberized boots

FOOD (NON-PERISHABLE ONLY)
· bottled water
· boxed/non-refrigerated milk
· canned fruits
· canned tuna fish
· granola bars and energy bars
· instant coffee and tea bags
· instant soups
· packaged snacks or cookies
· peanut butter and jelly

GENERAL SUPPLIES
· batteries – especially “D”
· disposable cameras
· face/dust masks
· flashlights
· gas containers (only government-approved “red” containers)
· generators
· hand and foot warmers
· masking tape and marking pens
· power strips and extension cords

HYGIENE
· deodorant
· feminine hygiene products
· hand sanitizers
· razors and shaving cream
· shampoo and conditioner
· soaps (bar or liquid)
· toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash

MEDICAL SUPPLIES
· adhesive/non-adhesive bandages, antibacterial ointments, gauze and tape
· acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen
· rubbing alcohol and peroxide

PAPER/PLASTIC PRODUCTS
· can openers (manual only)
· disposable dinnerware (cups, plates, and plastic utensils)
· napkins and paper towels
· tissues
· toilet paper

PET FOODS
· dry dog or cat food (no cans)

 
 

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32 Responses to “Yankees collecting donated items for storm victims”

  1. Yankee Trader November 5th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Blake and Luis-

    Hamilton will not fit under the Yankees budget for this coming year. Did we see the Yankees go for an expensive right handed bat at the trading deadline-like Hanley Ramirez. No they got the Mariners to pay the bulk of Ichiro’s contract and got McGehee.

    The cost cutting has already started. They aren’t going all out and approaching another opening day payroll of nearly 210M, especially when the luxury tax for 2013 is still a hefty 42.5% of every dolllar over 178M-taxed at 2013 year end on the 40 man payroll, which will include 6M more for ARod on his 14th homer, and budgeted additions at the trading deadline. And were talking only about payroll not even AAV!

    They already have about 120M in the books for 8 players. We;; count on 6M more for ARod.

    Cano, Granderson and arb players get raises
    Kuroda 13.3M
    Rivera-10M +
    Pettitte 8-10M
    Ichiro or Hunter 8M +
    If you want Hamilton at 115M-that’s 23M
    Sign Hughes for 8M per you

    That could easily be 120 +6 + 50[not counting Hamilton or trading Granderson] or 176M for 13 players!

    I’m still a proud member of Team Greedy, but I think I’ve seen the light.
    :)

  2. Chip November 5th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I applaud this effort, but couldn’t the Yankees just go and buy truckloads full of this stuff themselves as well?

    A wealthy organization soliciting donations from others while making a paltry one themselves is not charity. It’s public relations.

  3. Tyler November 5th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I think the Yanks will be good enough to make the playoffs by shoring up their rotation/’pen and making a couple minor moves in the lineup… from there it’s anybodies game.

    I really would like them to stay away from huge contracts. I don’t know if they are a World Series contender next year or even in 2014 but I’d love to see them build a really solid foundation for a title run in 2015. Keep moving the young guys through the system.

  4. Shame Spencer November 5th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Repost:

    Shame Spencer November 5th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    jacksquat November 5th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Kemp for Cano is possibly doable.

    —————

    Before Kemp signed his extension it was doable. Now, it would take utter ineptitude or sheer ignorance for the Dodgers to make that deal with Cano only under contract for one season. They’d have exclusive rights to negotiate with him first, but that’s it. Nothing would stop him from hitting the market if he wanted to.

  5. Shame Spencer November 5th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    You know what would be awesome? If instead of asking for people with little disposable income to begin with to donate this stuff, the Yankees just went out and bought it themselves to give to people.

    Hell, I’d even not complain about them not pursuing Hamilton.

    See.. Team Greedy has heart.

  6. Tyler November 5th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Chip November 5th, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    I applaud this effort, but couldn’t the Yankees just go and buy truckloads full of this stuff themselves as well?

    A wealthy organization soliciting donations from others while making a paltry one themselves is not charity. It’s public relations.
    —————————————————————-

    Just look at Donald Trump and Mark Cuban talking trash to each other over and daring the other to shave their head for 1 million dollars to Sandy relief. Unfortunately, most of this type of stuff is public relations fodder. Just give it.

  7. Bronx Jeers November 5th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    A Yankee or 2 at the collection site might make this drive a bit more “fruitful”

  8. jacksquat November 5th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Shame Spencer November 5th, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    jacksquat November 5th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Kemp for Cano is possibly doable.

    —————

    Before Kemp signed his extension it was doable. Now, it would take utter ineptitude or sheer ignorance for the Dodgers to make that deal with Cano only under contract for one season. They’d have exclusive rights to negotiate with him first, but that’s it. Nothing would stop him from hitting the market if he wanted to.

    Again, read what I wrote. It’s contingent on the Dodgers working out a contract with Cano simultaneously with the trade. Of course they wouldn’t do it only guaranteed one year of Cano.

  9. Shame Spencer November 5th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Chip November 5th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I applaud this effort, but couldn’t the Yankees just go and buy truckloads full of this stuff themselves as well?

    A wealthy organization soliciting donations from others while making a paltry one themselves is not charity. It’s public relations.

    ————

    That comparison of Wade vs. The Yankees is pretty gross.

  10. Shame Spencer November 5th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    “Again, read what I wrote. It’s contingent on the Dodgers working out a contract with Cano simultaneously with the trade.”

    Well yeah… except there is literally no way to guarantee this and if Cano rejects their terms we’re stuck with a guy we KNOW wants to hit FA and has at least one suitor (who also still have an awesome OFer).

  11. jacksquat November 5th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    No way to guarantee what? It’s a common trade practice.

  12. Against All Odds November 5th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I hate the situation the Yankees are in, this is clearly an aging team

    ———————-

    They only have themselves to blame. At this point they were suppose be significant pieces from the farm on the team.

  13. Yankee Trader November 5th, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    If the Yankees get Kuroda, Pettitte and a healthy Rivera back their pitching should be OK. The FA market is slim. There are two difference makers in Hamilton and Greinke.The other contenders or pretenders to the throne might be hurting also.

  14. Against All Odds November 5th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Agent: Soria would set up for Mo

    —————

    I’d like top see that happen

  15. Against All Odds November 5th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    ***to***

  16. Yankee Trader November 5th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Their is a solution to making Team Greedy whole again…………………………

    Get ARod to retire, wipe his contract from the books. Let the Steinbrenners offer him a partnership and he can be a consultant like Reggie.

  17. Yankee Trader November 5th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Odds-

    I’d like Soria also. I’m not sure I’ve heard any timtable for him to pitch again after a 2nd TJ surgery on his elbow.

    Are you OK now in NY?

  18. Against All Odds November 5th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Yes I’m ok in NYC. My area wasn’t damaged like some other places were. My friends in Queens were hit hard and it’s crazy in certain areas. Someone robbed a bus full of ppl last week.

    I haven’t heard a timetable either but I look at it like a Jon Lieber situation.

  19. Against All Odds November 5th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Some ppl are even selling gas to other ppl

  20. mick November 5th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Before Kemp signed his extension it was doable. Now, it would take utter ineptitude or sheer ignorance for the Dodgers to make that deal with Cano only under contract for one season.
    ==================================
    Sounds like the type of team we could do business with.
    Sort of like we were in our adolescent days when the Boss was in charge…

  21. jacksquat November 5th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Soria’s agent said he should be game ready in May. No idea if that’s accurate.

  22. Tyler November 5th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I thought that somebody said on here that Soria should be ready for ST…. but it’s never quite clear after the 2nd TJS.

  23. mick November 5th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    How does Yankee mgmt expect people without gas to travel to the Bronx to make donations?

  24. austinmac November 5th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I was happy the Yankees didn’t announce they were going to a 39 player roster as the result of the donation.

  25. Yankee Trader November 5th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    It’s just been devastating. I’ve been thru a flood but it was in June, wind was not a problem, and most homes were not deemed unsafe. My biggest loss was my collection of baseball cards. My family just unloaded waterlogged carpet and furniture out onto the street when we were able to get back in.

    I just hope all of your families and friends are OK and will get thru this extended tragedy OK.

  26. Against All Odds November 5th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Hopefully they do get through it ok. Even though Sandy was predicted to be bad I don’t think anyone thought it would be on this catastrophic level.

  27. Yankee Trader November 5th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Shame-

    Are you allowed to vote in NJ completely by e-mail, or only print out the form and somehow get it to the post office before the polls close tomorrow?

  28. Yankee Trader November 5th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    There is again mention of the Yankees interest in David Ross in RAB’s a short while ago. His % of base stealers caught has been better than Martin, and I believe he showed some power in a backup role.

    Still can’t get my arms around another 2-3 years of Martin, despite his hot September. Wish Romine and Ross could handle the load and the money saved spent on a corner OF bat.

    Ross is a Georgia boy and likely to be resigned by the Braves, where he will be the starter until McCann comes back sometime in May from a labral tear.

  29. Against All Odds November 5th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I can see Martin on a yr and an option

  30. Yankee Trader November 5th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I’d imagine Martin and his agent will want 2 years guaranteed

  31. Yankee Trader November 5th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Shame-

    Is this your website? :)

    Look at this article about the FA catching market and Martin:

    http://www.thegreedypinstripes.....artin.html

  32. Yankee Trader November 5th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    New Post—————->

    We just added a catcher! Eli Whiteside. WOW


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