Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. has launched a campaign to raise money for families during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ripken announced a contribution of $250,000 to the Strike Out Hunger 2020 campaign that will provide meals to families suffering from financial hardship during the pandemic:
Cal Ripken, Jr. @CalRipkenJr
I’ve joined Twitter to help the @CalRipkenSrFdn and our partners launch #StrikeOutHunger2020 with @FeedingAmerica to lend a helping hand during this challenging time. To make a real difference, it takes a team. Join us by donating here: https://t.co/wKDyZEac4J #FirstTweet https://t.co/CGGviyARUU
The Baltimore Orioles legend told David Ginsburg of the Associated Press the campaign has the "infrastructure and the resources to help now," and that it will run "temporarily until things get back to normal."
The Ripken Foundation was started in 2001 to work alongside youth service organizations to provide at-risk youths with programs that help build teamwork and communication through various programs.