ATLANTA (October 16, 2018) - The Atlanta Braves, Rome Braves, Mississippi Braves and Gwinnett Stripers, will collect food and supply donations through the end of the month to assist those effected by Hurricane Michael. All items donated will be given to Feeding Florida, which assists the Panhandle and Tallahassee areas, and Feeding the Valley, which aids Southwest Georgia and Columbus. The team is also asking Braves Country to donate to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief efforts by visiting www.redcross.org/atlantabraves.
"Seeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael was our call to action," said Derek Schiller, Braves President and CEO. "We encourage Braves Country to donate necessity items throughout October to help those impacted by the storm. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who are affected."
Here is a list of items being collected by the teams: granola bars, peanut butter, tuna, soup, fruit (cups, canned or dried), cereal, grits and oatmeal, rice and pasta, bottled water, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items. All locations will start accepting donations starting tomorrow, October 17 through the end of the month.
The Atlanta Braves will be collecting donations at the SunTrust onUp Experience at The Battery Atlanta. Located at 800 Battery Ave. SE Suite #110, the store front will be open for donations seven-days a week from noon-6 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and noon-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
The Gwinnett Stripers will be collecting food and supply items at their ticket office (2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30043) Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Mississippi Braves' drop-off location for donations will be the front office at Trustmark Park (1 Braves Way, Pearl, MS 39208) Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Rome Braves Ticket Office (755 Braves Blvd, Rome, GA 30161) will be accepting donations from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday till the end of the month. A second drop-off location will be at the Sara Hightower Regional Library's front desk and children's department (205 Riverdale Parkway, Rome, GA 30161) from 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Rome has also organized a one-day supply drive on Saturday, October 20 at the Braves Miracle Field of Rome from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Earlier this season, the Braves distributed over 6,000 tickets over three-days to those evacuated due to Hurricane Florence and raised $100,000 for Red Cross hurricane relief efforts through the 50/50 raffle and in-game silent auctions. For more information and other ways to donate, please visit www.braves.com/hurricanerelief.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.