The MLB and MLBPA have teamed up with the Cardinals organization to help the Joplin tornado victims from this last weekend.
You read the official press releases here:
For those not aware, Joplin is a town of about 50,000 in the southwestern portion of the state of Missouri. This past weekend nearly 75% of the town was devastated by a massive F-5 tornado system. As of the last hour and a half ago, 231 people are still confirmed missing and 126 are officially dead as a result.
These people need all the help anyone can offer and many outlets are more than willing to accept donations to help in the relief effort.
Bud Selig had this to say on the entire situation, “Major League Baseball is committed to providing assistance to the victims of this horrible tragedy. The destruction and damage to these communities are beyond comprehension. We hope our contributions with the Players Association, as well as those from our fans and supporters, will help those affected by this crisis with the emergency assistance they need.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the individuals and families affected by these devastating storms,” said MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner. “On behalf of the MLBPA and its members, I thank Major League Baseball and the Clubs for joining with us to help provide assistance to those in need. We encourage others to join in this effort.”
Please do your part and join in to donate. It would be much appreciated and would go to help these people who are in a bad way right now.
MLB is donating to Heart to Heart International and you can go through the link to donate as well.