(1090 The Fan) — The Seattle Mariners are stepping in to help out with the Oso mudslide recovery efforts.
The team announced Wednesday that it — along with MLB and the Players Association — will be donating $225,000 to the cause. The donation will be made to the American Red Cross Washington Landslide Relief Fund, which is assisting with disaster relief and recovery at the site of the mudslide across State Route 530.
Additionally, volunteers for the Red Cross will be collecting donations from the public outside the gates of Safeco Field during the Mariners 2014 home Opening Night, on Tuesday, April 8, when the Mariners meet the Los Angeles Angels.
In a release, Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln says the organizations thoughts and prayers are with the people of Oso, Washington.
“Major League Baseball extends its deepest condolences to everyone impacted by this tragedy,” Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig said. “We stand alongside the Seattle Mariners in offering our game’s unwavering support to the Oso community during this time of need.”
“On behalf of the Players, in general, and Mariners Players, in particular, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the families, friends and neighbors of those affected by this devastating mudslide,” said MLBPA Executive Director, Tony Clark. “We also commend the efforts of the first responders, volunteers and others, for their tireless efforts in assisting with the area’s relief and recovery efforts.”
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