MLB, MLBPA to donate to typhoon relief

Oct 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; General view of the World Series logo on the field during batting practice prior to game five of the MLB baseball World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

It was reported just under a week ago that the NBA and the NBA’s Player Association were going to donate $250,000 to typhoon relief.  Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, and there have been many donations that have been going towards the disaster relief recently.

Well you can add the MLB as well as the MLBPA to the list of donors to the relief fund. It has been announced, according to the Associated Press (article found here on ESPN), that

Major League Baseball intends to donate $200,000 to UNICEF and the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

MLB said it will use the MLB Network and to encourage support among fans for UNICEF and the Red Cross.

Also, the players’ association designated $250,000 in funding from the players trust to support recovery and rebuilding in the Philippines.

It’s hard to see that some of these disasters that are occurring are some of the worst in history. Haiyan will have an impact on the Philippines for years to come. It’s nice to see professional sports, among others, who will answer the call and hep those in need.

It can be difficult to figure out, what is the “right” amount to donate, but in the long run, any kind of donation will help.


Topics: MLB, MLBPA, Typhoon Haiyan

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