Cardinals make donation to aid St. Louis tornado relief

by on April 25, 2011 · 0 comments

One of the (many) positive experiences we had at the Cardinals’ recent Blogger Event (otherwise known as UCB Weekend) was having the opportunity to speak with Cards Director of Public Relations and Civic Affairs, Ron Watermon.  Ron has been gracious enough to include us on the distribution list for the team’s press releases and media advisories – one of which I’m happy to share below.

The St. Louis area has been in the news lately, and not for great reasons – the recent severe weather in the area has left many without homes and facing a tough recovery.

As I’m sure many of you have already seen by now, the Cardinals and their charitable foundation Cardinals Care have pledged a total of $30,000 to tornado relief efforts in the area.

From the release:

ST. LOUIS (April 23, 2011) – The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that the team and its charitable foundation Cardinals Care will make donations to the American Red Cross to assist them with their efforts to help the families devastated by yesterday’s tornados in the St. Louis area.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends and neighbors tonight,” said Bill DeWitt III, the President of the Cardinals. “We want to do our part to immediately help these families begin the process of rebuilding their lives.”

The team has pledged $30,000 to the American Red Cross, with $20,000 coming directly from the Cardinals and $10,000 from the team’s charitable foundation Cardinals Care.

Fans are encouraged to assist with the relief efforts and can learn more about helping the American Red Cross at www.redcrossstl.org or calling 314.516.2800.

Please visit the Red Cross site linked above and contribute to those most in need right now.

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