Matt Carpenter pledges $10,000 for each home run to Houston relief efforts
The water is still rising in some places in Houston and rescue efforts still continue after the historic amounts of rainfall dropped by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. Soon efforts will more fully turn to relief and recovery. Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals has turned his attention to that already:
From now till the rest of the season we will donate 10,000 dollars for every Homerun I hit to help aid the relief efforts in Houston— Matt Carpenter (@MattCarp13) August 28, 2017
Expect other players, as well as clubs, join in such efforts, following on Carpenter’s example. UPDATE: MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced today that the parties will jointly donate $1 million to various relief efforts for the damage throughout the state of Texas created by Hurricane Harvey, including to the American Red Cross.
Such efforts are small in the grand scheme -- this is an epic level disaster -- but every bit helps. If you’d like to do a little bit, you can you can text “Harvey” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross’ relief efforts. Or, if you’d like to look at some other charities in need of assistance as they address the aftermath of Harvey, here’s a good starting point: