Yankees contribute to hurricane, wildfire relief efforts
The Yankees will donate $100,000 to support the rescue and relief efforts associated with Hurricane Irene. The total will be broken down to $50,000 for 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 rescue and relief efforts associated with the Texas wildfires. Of the total, $12,500 will go 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 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.”