NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees will donate $500,000 to the American Red Cross to help support relief efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

“The damage and destruction to the Tri-State area caused by Hurricane Sandy is daunting, but we have seen the great resiliency of this region before,” Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement.

He added: “As a neighbor and community member, the Yankees embrace our role of stepping forward and assisting the American Red Cross, which comes to the aid of so many people through their tireless efforts.”

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Mass transit systems and power for utility customers are slowly being restored after Sandy ripped through the Tri-State area early this week.

A $10 donation can be made to the Red Cross disaster relief fund, which provides assistance to those affected by events such as Sandy, by texting REDCROSS to 90999. To find a shelter, go to or call (800) RED-CROSS.



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