MIAMI – The Miami Marlins in conjunction with the Miami Marlins Foundation today announced the creation of the Marlins Surfside Relief Fund. Marlins Principal Owner and Chairman Bruce Sherman made the first donation with a $50,000 personal contribution, which was matched by Anthony Hsieh, Founder and CEO of Marlins naming-rights partner loanDepot, Inc. (NYSE: LDI), with a $50,000 personal donation. The Marlins organization and Marlins ownership group will make an additional $25,000 contribution to the Relief Fund while loanDepot continues to step up to the plate in our community’s time of need with a $25,000 donation, and will join the Marlins to match the next $50,000 contributed to the fund.
Fans and community members wishing to donate to the Marlins Surfside Relief Fund may do so at Marlins.com/Surfside. Funds collected will support those impacted by the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside on June 24, 2021, as needs continue to evolve.
Statement from Marlins Principal Owner and Chairman Bruce Sherman and CEO Derek Jeter:
Our community remains saddened by the horrific tragedy last week in Surfside and the terrible loss that our neighbors have endured. The grief and lasting sorrow from this incident will be difficult to overcome, but our hope is that these funds can assist those directly impacted. We are appreciative of our partners at loanDepot and Founder/CEO Anthony Hsieh for joining us in these efforts, and we continue to thank the rescue workers for their tireless efforts during the search and rescue process.
Statement from loanDepot Founder and CEO Anthony Hsieh:
loanDepot is committed to the families and communities of Miami and we extend our heartfelt condolences as we join with the Marlins to support those who are enduring the unimaginable at this time. We also offer our deepest appreciation to Miami’s first responders and rescue workers as they continue their challenging and heroic work.