The St. Louis Cardinals will be matching two player’s pledges to donate $10,000 to hurricane relief for each home run player Matt Carpenter hits until the end of the season.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Texas and the entire Gulf Coast,” Bill DeWitt Jr., chairman and CEO for the St. Louis Cardinals, said in a news release. “We want to do our part to help those in need and were inspired by Matt’s leadership, as well as his and Adam’s spontaneous generosity.”
Carpenter, a Houston native, tweeted Monday that he would be donating $10,000 for each home run he hits until the end of the season. Teammate Adam Wainwright announced he would match Carpenter’s donations shortly after.
Cardinals Care created a Hurricane Harvey Children’s Relief Fund to help kids impacted by the storm. Funds will go to the American Red Cross to help families and their children rebuild their lives. This fund is where the Cardinals’ donations will go.
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Hurricane Harvey has flooded parts of Texas and Louisana, sending unprecedented amounts of rain across the region.