MLB donates US$ 200000 to typhoon
Typhoon Haiyan destroyed Philippines, and on Thursday Major League Baseball fell in the international relief effort by declaring a donation of US$ 200000 to the American Red Cross and UNICEF.
Major League Baseball is also sparking their fan base by promoting support of the American Red Cross and UNICEF via public service announcements and editorial coverage on MLB Network and their website MLB.com.
Commissioner Bud Selig told that Major League Baseball is eager to support the relief efforts helping the people of Philippines who have suffered because of this tragic storm. Millions of people have been affected by this storm, and they encourage others to contribute to this essential work of both UNICEF and the American Red Cross in serving the country recover during this most difficult time.
Caryl Stern, the chief executive officer and president of US fund for UNICEF, told that MLB has been a real friend to the children of the world children in their time of requirement. In the aftermath of the Typhoon, some 5 million kids have lost their communities, homes and schools. Major League Baseball not just asked their rooters to back UNICEF's response, but today they have made a ample gift to help fuel the relief so desperately needed.
American Red Cross’ chief development officer Neal Litvack told that the generous support of Major League Baseball would help Red Cross support people affected by Haiyan, both in the emergency response and as people and communities work to rebuild their lives.