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Monday, November 5, 2012

A MESSAGE FROM THE NEW YORK YANKEES

Many of us received this email from the New York Yankees.  Many of us may not have seen it, but hopefully now you're looking it over.  It's information to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. BYB felt it was the responsible thing to do....get the word out and contribute to the effort any way we can. 

Read it and if you can help the victims, even alittle bit, do it.

 
NEW YORK YANKEES TO COLLECT AND DISTRIBUTE DONATIONS TO THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY

The Yankees hope that you and your family are safe during this difficult time. As New York City and the Tri-state area begin to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the Yankees' thoughts are with all those affected.

The Yankees are now collecting items at Yankee Stadium and encourage individuals in a position to help to donate items to the relief effort. As items are received, the Yankees will immediately deliver and distribute them to those in need on an ongoing basis.

The non-perishable food and household items listed below can be brought to Yankee Stadium's Gate 2 entrance at any time through the end of the week. Gate 2, located at 164th Street and Jerome Avenue, will be staffed 24 hours a day to receive donations.

"Even though a week has passed, the tragedy of the hurricane endures for many residents of the metropolitan area," Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost said. "In addition to the many loved ones who were lost, people have been left without homes, food and the basic necessities. We hope our efforts support and show solidarity with those who are bravely dealing with heartbreaking circumstances."

The Yankees also held a blood drive at Gotham Hall on Nov. 2 and additionally donated $500,000 to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Recommended items for donation include:

BABIES/CHILDREN
baby bottles and formula (powdered or liquid)
baby clothes and blankets
baby food (jarred or canned)
baby powder
diapers and wipes

CLEANING SUPPLIES

dish soap
disinfectant wipes and bleach
heavy-duty trash bags
latex gloves
laundry detergent
mops, brooms and shovels
spray-bottled cleaners
work gloves

CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD

blankets and pillows
coats, sweaters and other warm winter clothing for all ages
hats, scarves and gloves for all ages
raincoats and rain ponchos
work boots and rubberized boots

FOOD (NON-PERISHABLE ONLY) 

bottled water
boxed/non-refrigerated milk
canned fruits
canned tuna fish
granola bars and energy bars
instant coffee and tea bags
instant soups
packaged snacks or cookies
peanut butter and jelly

GENERAL SUPPLIES 

batteries - especially D
disposable cameras
face/dust masks
flashlights
gas containers (only government-approved red containers)
generators
hand and foot warmers
masking tape and marking pens
power strips and extension cords

HYGIENE 

deodorant
feminine hygiene products
hand sanitizers
razors and shaving cream
shampoo and conditioner
soaps (bar or liquid)
toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash

MEDICAL SUPPLIES 

adhesive/non-adhesive bandages, antibacterial ointments, gauze and tape
acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen
rubbing alcohol and peroxide

PAPER/PLASTIC PRODUCTS 

can openers (manual only)
disposable dinnerware (cups, plates and plastic utensils)
napkins and paper towels
tissues
toilet paper

PET FOODS 

dry dog or cat food (no cans)


In addition MLB and MLBPA are jointly contributing $1 million to organizations helping communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Please click HERE.

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