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Mariners response to Hurricane Harvey

The Seattle Mariners are joining the nationwide effort to help the people of Southeast Texas and Louisiana who have been devastated by the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

"We are all deeply troubled by the horrifying devastation in the wake of this natural disaster. As our nation comes together to help ease the suffering of so many, we are humbled to stand with our fans, Major League Baseball and the Players Association to help do our part," said John Stanton, Mariners Chair and CEO.

The Seattle Mariners are joining the nationwide effort to help the people of Southeast Texas and Louisiana who have been devastated by the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

"We are all deeply troubled by the horrifying devastation in the wake of this natural disaster. As our nation comes together to help ease the suffering of so many, we are humbled to stand with our fans, Major League Baseball and the Players Association to help do our part," said John Stanton, Mariners Chair and CEO.

To assist with the massive response and recovery effort, the Mariners have donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross. In addition, volunteers from the Red Cross will be at Safeco Field on Friday, September 1, when the Mariners meet the Oakland Athletics, and Wednesday, September 6, for the final game of the three-game series with the Houston Astros, to collect donations. Volunteers will be at the gates pregame and staffing a table at Section 128 on the Main Level during the game. The Mariners will match fan donations collected at the ballpark on those two dates up to $25,000 per game.

Donations are also being accepted at RedCross.org, by phone at 1-800-RED-CROSS, and by texting the word HARVEY to 90999 (a $10 charge will be added to your phone service provider's bill).

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have pledged $1 million to the Red Cross for recovery and relief efforts. MLB has activated a web page where fans can make donations to the Red Cross at YouCaring.com/MLBSupports.

For information about volunteering, please log onto RedCross.org/Volunteer.

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