It’s been nearly one week since the tragic building explosion in East Harlem that left seven people dead and 70 injured. In a show of support, the New York Yankees have graciously donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to facilitate with the ongoing relief efforts.
“The vital work of providing relief services to those affected by this tragedy continues,” Josh Lockwood, CEO of the American Red Cross Greater New York Region, said in a statement. “Currently, a multi-lingual Red Cross response team is at the NY City Resident Service Center providing one-on-one case management and emotional support. On behalf of all those we serve, we thank our generous partners — the New York Yankees and New York City Football Club — for helping to make this possible.”
To further assist with relief efforts, the New York City Football Club (the MLS team co-owned by the Yankees) has also pledged an additional contribution of $15,000, resulting in a total donation of $65,000.