The Dodgers Foundation is doing their part during this pandemic in making sure that the people of Los Angeles are taken care of. It was announced on Tuesday morning that the Foundation had partnered with iHeartMedia Los Angeles to help provide relief for those affected by the COVID-19 virus.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, @DodgersFdn and iHeartMedia Los Angeles announced today that they will be providing critical donations to support local COVID-19 relief efforts that will aim to uplift significantly impacted Angelenos. Visit https://t.co/q0weTOyJwY for more information. pic.twitter.com/KcESOWeFcH
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 7, 2020
The relief efforts will be aimed at those who are experiencing homelessness, food shortages, lacking basic needs, and ensuring that health care workers get the support that they need. The campaign will kick off today when the Dodgers alongside California Pizza Kitchen will deliver 100 pizzas to the health care professionals at UCLA medical center. The team is set to announce more partnerships for future relief efforts throughout the month of April.
Fans who wish to help during this time of need can text “Relief” to 41623 or visit Dodgers.com/Relief to donate. There will also be auctions held starting April 8th for Dodgers’ memorabilia, jerseys, and game-used jerseys, that will go towards the relief program. More from the official press release.
Initial grants will be directed to the Los Angeles Food Bank, My Friend’s Place and the Mayor’s Fund of Los Angeles. Additional funds raised will be directed to similar organizations with substantial need.