Orioles Call on Fans To Pitch In For Sandy Relief

Two or three moving trucks full of donations will be transported to ravaged New Jersey communities this weekend.

The Baltimore Orioles are asking their fans to step up to the plate and donate supplies for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.

Birds fans are invited to bring donations to the Warehouse at Orioles Park until 5 p.m. Thursday or between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, according to a news release. The Orioles, in partnership with Von Paris Moving and Storage, will send two to three moving trucks filled with donations to New Jersey communities that were hit hard during the recent storm.

Those making donations can temporarily park in the North Warehouse Lot near the Orioles Team Store to drop off items at the second floor reception desk, the release reads. The Baltimore Orioles Offices entrance should be used.

The release states that the following items are most needed at this time:

  • water - one liter or smaller bottles for easier transport
  • food - canned, pop-top preferred
  • rice - five and 10 pound bags
  • disposable charcoal grills and charcoal
  • matches - in zip lock bags
  • powdered milk, baby formula and bottles
  • pet supplies and food
  • first aid kits and items for first aid kits
  • battery operated radios
  • flashlights and batteries
  • paper cups, napkins, and plastic utensils
  • non-electric can openers and utility knives
  • duct tape
  • plastic zip lock bags
  • personal care items including soap, toilet paper, feminine products and wipes
  • household items like garbage bags, disinfectant and bleach
  • plastic tarps
  • portable generators
  • like new laundered clothes, especially baby and children
  • blankets and sleeping bags
  • coats
  • shoes
  • pack and plays
  • diapers
  • like new furniture             
rich fiedler November 09, 2012 at 07:56 PM
how much are the orioles giving


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