Atlanta Braves Haiti Relief Initiative
The Atlanta Braves partnered with the American Red Cross and MedShare International to aid both organizations' Haiti Relief Efforts during the 2010 Braves Country Caravan, which travelled around the southeast between January 30 and February 11.
Donations from the Atlanta Braves Foundation and Braves fans will cover the $16,000 shipping expense incurred by MedShare to send a 12 ton freight, containing 1,200 boxes of medical face masks, shoe covers, crutches, sterile gloves, syringes, pediatric scales, stretchers, and other medical supplies to Haiti.
The Atlanta Braves also donated 45 boxes containing more than 1,000 Braves polo shirts and 350 Braves jackets to Fashion Delivers, a non-profit organization that helps collect clothing for victims of disasters and those in need throughout the year. Through the combined effort of Fashion Delivers and Operation Compassion, the donated Braves apparel, valued at more than $22,000 will be delivered to Haiti in the coming weeks.
Braves fans had several opportunities to contribute to the team's Haiti Relief efforts. The American Red Cross set up donation centers at all Academy Sports + Outdoors and Wild Wing Café stops of the Braves Caravan, and fans were also able to contribute through a Braves memorabilia auction and donation center.
Braves players Chipper Jones, Tim Hudson, Kris Medlen, Peter Moylan, David Ross, coach Chino Cadahia, team president John Schuerholz, general manager Frank Wren, Braves alumni Brian Jordan and Brad Clontz, and volunteers from the Braves front office joined in the effort as well, spending some time during the Braves Caravan at MedShare in Decatur, sorting and packing the medical supplies to be sent to Haiti.
Team up with the Braves and MedShare to send medical supplies pounds to Haiti. Click here to make a contribution. (Be sure to select Atlanta Braves Haiti Relief as your gift designation).