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South Bend Cubs donate $5,000 to local disaster relief efforts

The Executive Director of the American Red Cross Northern Indiana Chapter announced Monday the South Bend Cubs have donated $5,000 in support of disaster relief efforts.

“This was an unexpected, very welcome donation; people in this area really need our help. We’re incredibly grateful to the team,” Executive Director Sue Gulley said in a press release.

“South Bend families whose homes were damaged or destroyed needed help immediately,” commented Andrew T. Berlin, owner of the South Bend Cubs. “When we saw what was happening to families who’ve been loyal to us at the stadium, we knew we could best help them, by supporting the relief efforts of the Red Cross.”

Gulley and the Red Cross staff will be taking Berlin on a tour of the damaged area on August 26.

Ten days after historic flooding hit St. Joseph County, the American Red Cross continues to provide relief to hundreds of residents affected by this disaster. The Red Cross and other community partners will continue to assist residents in the coming weeks and months as they recover.

 “Our volunteers are tirelessly working around the clock to make sure the residents of South Bend are adequately cared for,” said Sue Gulley, executive director, Northern Indiana Chapter for the Red Cross. “Our work is just getting started. We’ll be here for the long run to help people recover from this historic disaster.”

If you would like to make a donation to help disaster relief efforts, visit http://www.redcross.org/local/indiana

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