Hurricane Harvey

Astros owner steps up to plate with $4 million donation for hurricane relief efforts

Astros owner pledges $4 million donation for hurricane relief efforts

Houston, Astros, August 2017
The Astros' home series against the Texas Rangers has been moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, in the wake of the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Courtesy of Astros/Facebook

Alongside fellow Houston sports organizations the Texans and the Rockets, the Astros are stepping up to the plate to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane, the Astros ownership group, and the Astros Foundation have pledged to donate $4 million to nonprofit organizations overseeing relief efforts.

"We are committed to doing our part to provide aid and assistance to the thousands of Houston-area residents that are desperately in need right now," Crane said in a release. "We encourage others in our region and beyond to help out in any way that they can."

The Astros organization will also donate proceeds from a raffle, Share2Care, to the American Red Cross Houston Hurricane Relief Efforts for the remainder of the season. The Astros will hold the raffle during every home game at Minute Maid Park.

Moreover, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have announced that they will jointly donate $1 million to various relief efforts for the damage throughout Texas, including to the American Red Cross.

With Hurricane Harvey decimating greater Houston and more rain still expected, the Astros upcoming home series against the Texas Rangers has been relocated to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The three-game series begins tonight (August 29).