NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Yankees are pitching in to the superstorm Sandy relief effort.

A donation drive is under way at Yankee Stadium outside Gate 2.

In addition to helping in the relief effort, those who bring donations will also be greeted by Yankees manager Joe Girardi and star pitcher CC Sabathia.

Girardi will be on hand to greet fans who donate between 11 a.m. and noon on Wednesday and Sabathia will greet donors from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., also Wednesday.

Donations for the relief effort are currently being accepted at Yankee Stadium outside Gate 2 and will be accepted through the end of the week.

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Gate 2 is being staffed 24 hours a day as part of the donation drive.

Those who want to give are asked to donate non-perishable food items, household goods like flashlights and batteries and dry pet food. There is also high demand for basic medical supplies, baby supplies, cleaning supplies and water for the relief effort.

The Yankees announced last week a donation of $500,000 to the Red Cross for the Sandy relief effort. The team also co-sponsored a blood drive in the aftermath of Sandy, which collected nearly 6,000 units of blood.

Major League Baseball also committed $1 million to the relief effort.