Houston Astros: 3 ways Carlos Correa is spearheading a myriad of relief
Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has partaken in a myriad of efforts to help with the battle against COVID-19. What’s the latest he’s doing to help?
Houston Astros‘ fans — we’d be just a few weeks through the season with the much-ballyhooed Opening Day festivities far in our rear-view mirror and seeing what this team is made of through early opponents.
We would’ve been able to see those players who were on the edge but made the cut for the roster show what they’re made of and what the final pitching rotation would’ve looked like over several weeks.
It would’ve been likely that the featured rotation would’ve been Justin Verlander, Zack Greinke,
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Lance McCullers Jr., Jose Urquidy and Brad Peacock but the last two spots are still open for grabs and if this season gets started, it will certainly be interesting to see how this all pans out.
But we’re all right now in a battle to fight a devastating global pandemic and we must all do our part in order to prevent the spread by staying apart and staying at home as much as possible.
So since that’s underway, what are some of the members of the Houston Astros are doing? Alex Bregman has raised $1 million in eight days to help feed hungry Houstonians and Justin Verlander is donating his weekly paycheck to help with relief as well. Countless other Houston Astros‘ players are helping as well.
But let’s take a look at what Carlos Correa is doing.
So far, the shortstop has taken a three-pronged approach to help those in need not only locally but outside of Houston city limits as well.
Here are the three ways that Correa is helping fight the good fight via MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart:
- Shortstop Carlos Correa created a partnership with NACC Disaster Services to deliver 2,500 meals per day to the homeless, the elderly and public employees throughout Houston during the crisis.
- Correa, his wife, Daniella, and The Correa Family Foundation partnered with Kindred Healthcare and NACC Disaster Services to provide a $500,000 donation to the City of Houston in the form of surgical equipment, exercise and rehabilitation machines, high-tech mannequins for CPR training, IV poles, chairs, cabinets, accessible toilets for disabled patients and much more. When the pandemic is over in the United States, any of this equipment that does not get used will be donated to underequipped hospitals in the poorest regions of Central America.
- Correa, catcher Martín Maldonado and his wife, Janelise, teamed up with other Puerto Rican MLB players to create a partnership with Crane Worldwide Logistics to transport important disaster relief and medical supplies to Puerto Rico to assist with the COVID-19 crisis. The Astros Foundation and Crane Worldwide are covering 100% of the freight and transportation costs, as well as coordinating the logistics to get the much-needed medical supplies to Puerto Rico.
It goes to show when a situation as tough as this one has been on everybody, it brings out the best in people. There are going to be a lot of thankful people that he was able to help as a result of his efforts.
This is incredible news to digest and I hope to continue to see this across the sports spectrum worldwide.
So let’s continue to stay safe, stay home as much as possible and take care of not only ourselves but each other.
For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s Web site or the Web site for your state’s Department of Health.