Major League Baseball announced Saturday a $1 million donation to support ongoing relief efforts following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico.
Mike Teevan of MLB Communications provided MLB's statement:
Mike Teevan @MRTeevs
Today @MLB announced it will contribute $1 million to relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico. https://t.co/ZGzolKZRP12017-9-23 16:21:58
MLB previously announced a joint $1 million donation with the MLB Players Association following Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Dave Graham and Robin Respaut of Reuters reported Hurricane Maria, which killed at least 25 people as it moved through the Caribbean, left the entire island of Puerto Rico without power and that dangers are ongoing because of the potential collapse of an earthen dam.
An early damage estimate from the storm was set at $80 million, per Luis Ferre-Sadurni and Frances Robles of the New York Times.
Meanwhile, Jason Hanna, Rosa Flores and Ed Lavandera of CNN reported Central Mexico was struck by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake Tuesday that led to at least 298 deaths. The search for potential survivors has continued.