BOSTON (WHDH) - The Red Sox are collecting donations for people in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic who were impacted by Hurricane Fiona earlier this month.
The team is asking for items that are unavailable in the affected areas including battery-powered fans, first aid kits, hygiene products and water filters. Red Sox staff members said they’re committed to helping the hundreds of families who still have no power or running water nearly two weeks after the Category 3 storm hit, killing at least five people across the Caribbean.
“This hits home for our manager Alex Cora, who as you know back when [Hurricane] Maria happened was really instrumental in helping us down there,” said Pam Kenn, the Red Sox senior VP of community alumni and player relations. “Also our players, major league players, minor league players, coaches [and] front office members have really been affected.”
Those interested in donating have until Oct. 5 to drop off items during non-game hours at Gate D on Jersey Street.
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