Kernels beat writer Jeff Johnson of the Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that the Angels will donate to Cedar Rapids disaster relief.
Los Angeles Angels General Manager Tony Reagins said Wednesday the club is planning to donate money to the city. Reagins said the Angels have been in regular contact with Kernels General Manager Jack Roeder throughout the flood crisis and have been waiting for the Kernels to decide the best time and place for a contribution.
“That community is near and dear to my heart,” said Reagins, who was farm director of the Angels for several years before ascending to the GM position this year.
The article also notes that Trevor Bell left a $2,500 for disaster relief before returning to Rancho Cucamonga.
Lanny Peterson informs me that an official relief fund has been started by the Kernels:
Stephen, You asked for a “local” group which is aiding flood victims in CR. I talked with GM Jack Roeder today, and the Board has set up such an entity through their foundation. Thus, if anyone is interested, he should sent a check made payable to the Kernels Foundation Flood Relief, PO Box 2001, Cedar Rapids, Ia 52404.
Get your checks in the mail. Mine is.