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NEW YORK YANKEES TO COLLECT AND DISTRIBUTE DONATIONS TO THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY
The Yankees hope that you and your family are safe during this difficult time. As New York City and the Tri-state area begin to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the Yankees' thoughts are with all those affected.
The Yankees are now collecting items at Yankee Stadium and encourage individuals in a position to help to donate items to the relief effort. As items are received, the Yankees will immediately deliver and distribute them to those in need on an ongoing basis.
The non-perishable food and household items listed below can be brought 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."
The Yankees also held a blood drive at Gotham Hall on Nov. 2 and additionally donated $500,000 to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Recommended items for donation include:
BABIES/CHILDRENbaby bottles and formula (powdered or liquid)
baby clothes and blankets
baby food (jarred or canned)
diapers and wipes
disinfectant wipes and bleach
heavy-duty trash bags
mops, brooms and shovels
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)
canned tuna fish
granola bars and energy bars
instant coffee and tea bags
packaged snacks or cookies
peanut butter and jelly
gas containers (only government-approved red containers)
hand and foot warmers
masking tape and marking pens
power strips and extension cords
feminine hygiene products
razors and shaving cream
shampoo and conditioner
soaps (bar or liquid)
toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash
acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen
rubbing alcohol and peroxide
disposable dinnerware (cups, plates and plastic utensils)
napkins and paper towels
In addition MLB and MLBPA are jointly contributing $1 million to organizations helping communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Please click HERE.