Astros Foundation extends emergency supply drive to Friday

Drive extended one more day; Supplies to be donated to those impacted by Hurricane Ida

September 2nd, 2021

HOUSTON, TX –The Astros Foundation has extended their Louisiana Relief Supply Drive at Minute Maid Park through Friday, Sept. 3. The hours will remain the same as the previous two days (8 a.m.- 2 p.m.). The emergency items donated will be transported by Crane Worldwide directly to the communities in Louisiana that are impacted by Hurricane Ida.

The drive is accepting bottled water, bug spray, brooms, garbage bags, mops, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent and bleach, as well as hygiene products (toothpaste, shampoo, soap). Baby products, such as diapers and wipes, all paper products, plastic cutlery, and pet food are also being accepted.

In the first two days of the drive, the Astros Foundation has collected enough items to fill four 54-foot trailers. Those trucks are being sent to Thibodeaux, Louisiana, and are scheduled to arrive on Friday morning, with the donated items being distributed to needy areas from there. Items collected from Friday’s drive at Minute Maid Park will be delivered to Louisiana next week.

“We are extremely pleased with the way our community has stepped up to assist the folks in Louisiana that are in need,” said Twila Carter, the Executive Director of the Astros Foundation. “We decided to extend the drive an additional day so that we can help even more people and families that were impacted by Hurricane Ida. We are also very proud of our volunteers for their willingness to help us with this effort.”

Donations are being accepted curb side on Crawford Street, at the Union Station entrance.  

As a thank you from the Astros, two complimentary tickets to the September 6th Astros game vs. the Seattle Mariners will be given away for each donation (two tickets per vehicle, while supplies last).