LOS ANGELES, December 20, 2018 – The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help provide comfort and recovery services to thousands of people impacted by the California Wildfires.
This funding enables the Red Cross to send disaster workers and supplies to the affected areas to help shelter, feed and comfort people who have been impacted by wildfires across California and provide recovery assistance to those affected by the Woolsey and Hill wildfires near Los Angeles.
“The Los Angeles Dodgers stand with the families impacted by the recent wildfires,” said Vice President of External Affairs and Community Relations Naomi Rodriguez. “Through our pledge, we aim to support the victims as they rebuild and begin the healing process.”
"We're deeply saddened by the local devastation caused by the Southern California wildfires,” said Executive Director of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Nichol Whiteman. “We are inspired by the tremendous amount of resilience displayed by those impacted, and encouraged by the continued relief and aid efforts bringing our neighbors together during this time.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers organization and the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation donated over $150,000 last year to support Red Cross disaster relief. The Dodgers have also supported the mission of the American Red Cross in Los Angeles by enlisting the help of Dodger legend Manny Mota to promote a Sound the Alarm, Save a Life event in South LA last spring, as well promoting blood donations through annual blood drives and the Missing Types campaign last summer.
Generous donations from corporate partners allow the Red Cross to work alongside community and government partners to continue to provide comfort at evacuation shelters across California and deliver relief and cleanup items to help people get back on their feet.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information about the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region, please visit redcross.org/la or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossLA or @CruzRojaLA.