Yankees give $100k to hurricane relief efforts

October 16th, 2018

NEW YORK -- The Yankees have made a $100,000 donation to support the relief efforts associated with Hurricane Michael, the team announced on Tuesday. The contributions include $50,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to the Salvation Army.
"The devastation caused by Hurricane Michael in the panhandle of Florida is overwhelming," said Yankees general partner/vice chairperson Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal. "Floridians are resilient and strong, and we want to offer our assistance and support in this time of serious need. We extend our deepest sympathies to the great many lives that have been impacted by the storm."
Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida on Oct. 10 as a Category 4 hurricane, with top sustained winds of 155 mph. Major damage occurred in Florida's Bay County, which includes the communities of Panama City and Mexico Beach.
According to reports, more than 16,000 single residences have been damaged and more than 4,000 have been destroyed by Hurricane Michael in Florida.