SAN JOSE, CA- The San Jose Giants have announced their plan to support victims affected by the catastrophic fires in Northern California. Wildfires began on Sunday, October 8 and, as of Friday morning, have tragically resulted in 31 confirmed deaths, hundreds of missing person reports, over 3,500 destroyed structures, 20,000 evacuations and more than 220,000 scorched acres. The devastation is being forged by nearly two dozen sizeable fires, stretching resources thin. The firestorm is currently one of the deadliest and most damaging in California state history.
"We are deeply saddened by the many tragedies caused by the devastating wildfires and understand that this national disaster is far from over" said Daniel Orum, San Jose Giants President and CEO. "Our organization vows to provide and support relief efforts for the North Bay community during these incredibly difficult times."
The San Jose Giants have designated Municipal Stadium as a drop-zone for supplies and will be taking a delivery truck north for those impacted by the fires on October 19. Specific items in need include: air mattresses, cots, pillows, blankets, phone chargers, dry and canned pet food, animal crates, food bowls, can openers, diapers, baby strollers, personal protection equipment (masks, latex gloves, etc.), duct tape, camp stoves, propane, water, non-perishable food items, baby food, personal hygiene products (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, baby wipes, soap, etc.), toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, Band-Aids, antibacterial, duffle bags, children's books, coloring books and coloring supplies. The San Jose Giants will contribute water, clothing, hats and blankets amongst other needed items. The organization's front office staff is currently collaborating with local organizations in determining a drop-off location.
The San Francisco Giants also teamed up with other Bay Area sports teams to support the fire relief efforts. The teams have established a You Caring site which donors can visit by Clicking Here. Individuals can also contribute via text by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
Municipal Stadium's Box Office is open to collect supplies from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Friday and 2:00 to 5:00 PM. For more information call 408.297.1435.