St. Louis Cardinals: Final Hurricane Maria relief for Puerto Rico update

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22: Yadier Molina
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22: Yadier Molina /

Now that the St. Louis Cardinals’ season has come to a close, my hurricane Maria relief effort campaign also ends as well.

Over the last two weeks, Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals started a fundraiser with the hopes of sending money and other donations to Puerto Rico. The aftermath of Hurricane Maria has taken its toll on the island, and they are in need of our help.

His goal is to raise $1 million dollars for the people of Puerto Rico. I am proud to say, so far, the Molina family has been able to raise $138, 759. While there is a long way to go, I want to say thank you to everyone who has donated. Whether it’s a lot or a little, it means the world to Puerto Rico.

As a fellow Puerto Rican, I felt it necessary to help the Molinas in any way I could. My wife and I decided to start a campaign in order to raise money for relief efforts. We decided that all of our money would be donated to Yadier Molina’s fund. With eleven games left in the season, we decided to have a little fun with how much we would donate.

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We decided to give $1 for every single, $2 for every double, $3 for every triple, and $4 for every home run the St. Louis Cardinals hit for the rest of the season. It doesn’t matter if the St. Louis Cardinals win or lose through the rest of the games either.

Every hit means another donation gladly given by us to the people of Puerto Rico.

The best part? My friends and fellow contributors have also answered my call for help in this endeavor. I am proud to say fellow editor, Dr. Michael Miles and his family, has decided to match whatever I raise through this system.

Personal friends, Robert and Janine Diak, and Vinciane Ngomsi, have also decided to match whatever I raise in the next couple of days. My wife’s brother and his wife have also decided to match whatever we raise. Lastly, our Twitter pal @CrashSTL has also decided to make a contribution to the cause as well.

Thanks to the St. Louis Cardinals, my wife and I were able to raise $160 over the last eleven games. Because of my friends and family, our grand total donation will be $800! even though it would have been nice to see the team extend its season, we are proud to help donate to this great cause and the people of Puerto Rico.

If you have donated to Puerto Rico, I say thank you. Thank you for opening your hearts to the people in need when they need it most. To the St. Louis Cardinals players who have also donated, thank you as well. Everyone’s contribution will go to making Puerto Rico a better place than it was two weeks ago.

Without your help, none of this is possible.

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Once again thank you to everyone who has donated to Molina’s cause. I know it means the world to the people in Puerto Rico. Just because the season is over, doesn’t mean we stop helping either.