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A's match donations for Oakland fire victims

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The A's announced Saturday night that they are matching donations up to $30,000 for those affected by the deadly fire that broke out inside a warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood overnight Friday.

The A's showed their support in a statement via their official Twitter page: "Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the Oakland fire. We will work together to heal our community. Join us in making a donation."

The A's announced Saturday night that they are matching donations up to $30,000 for those affected by the deadly fire that broke out inside a warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood overnight Friday.

The A's showed their support in a statement via their official Twitter page: "Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the Oakland fire. We will work together to heal our community. Join us in making a donation."

Tweet from @Athletics: THANK YOU to every Oakland A's fan for helping us support our community. We will now match to $30,000. #OaklandBoundhttps://t.co/xYHSzfb3Lz

A's president Dave Kaval also tweeted, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, first responders, and our Oakland community at this tragic moment."

Tweet from @DaveKaval: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, first responders, and our Oakland community at this tragic moment. #oaklandfire https://t.co/2tNoIKvCAE

Donations can be made at https://www.youcaring.com/oaklandfirevictimsfrom130531staveinoakland-706680#mlb-oakland

Funds raised will be used for "assistance and relief to the victims and families of the Oakland warehouse family," according to the crowdfunding website.

The Oakland fire chief said at least nine people have been confirmed dead and many more have been unaccounted for after a three-alarm fire broke out inside a warehouse where people had gathered for an electronic music party at live-work space in the Fruitvale district.

The warehouse, known as the Ghost Ship, is located at 305 31st Ave. in Oakland. Friends and family members affected by the fire are going to 2425 East 12th Street to get help. Anyone affected by this fire is encouraged to call 510-382-3000 to get information.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com.

 

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