HOUSTON - The Astros may be inside Minute Maid Park focusing on winning their division, but outside the park, George Springer's family in New Britain, Connecticut, is thinking about the impact Hurricane Harvey has had on H-Town.
One week ago, in Connecticut, volunteers led by Springer's sister, Nicole Springer, worked to pack three full-sized trailers with hygiene items, non-perishable food, water, and cleaning supplies among other things.
The trucks then began their journey to Houston, arriving Friday morning to a distribution point.
While volunteers on this end worked to unpack and sort the pallets and pallets of donations, one of the trucks made a special trip to Minute Maid Park.
George managed to steal some time away from the team to meet with the driver and express his and his family's gratitude.
“It's humbling. It's an honor. I'm proud to be from there and to see all the support that all those people shelled out is incredible,” George said.
“It hits home for us, but it wasn't just because he was there, it was how can we help another human being, how can we help another family in need?” Nichole said.
In keeping with the baseball connection, the collection last week actually happened at the Atlantic League's New Britain Bees baseball game.
Who did they play? The Sugar Land Skeeters.
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