The Texas Rangers today announced the club's initiatives to assist the residents of Kinston, North Carolina, who have been affected by the devastating flooding from Hurricane Matthew.
"The thoughts and prayers of the entire Texas Rangers organization are with the residents of Kinston who have felt and are still dealing with the effects of this catastrophic hurricane," said Neil Leibman, Chairman of the Texas Rangers Foundation and CEO, Kinston Baseball LLC. "We have been in regular contact with Mayor Murphy and Kinston officials on how we can best provide assistance to the City. Kinston is an important part of the Texas Rangers family."
The Rangers Baseball Foundation is making a $10,000 contribution to The Salvation Army of Kinston to support their efforts in the flooding relief. In addition, the club is purchasing $5,000 in Walmart gift cards that can be used by the City to assist its flooding victims.
"The Rangers and Kinston Baseball LLC will continue to look for ways to assist as the residents rebound from this devastating event," said Wade Howell, Kinston Baseball LLC General Manager. "We want to be a great community partner as we begin a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Kinston."