Astros Foundation hosts emergency supply drive at Minute Maid Park for Hurricane Laura victims

HOUSTON – The Houston Astros Foundation will host an emergency supply drive Saturday to help distribute donated items to Hurricane Laura victims.

The supply drive will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The donated items will go to the Catholic Charities of Lake Charles and will be distributed to those impacted by the hurricane.

According to a news release, these are the items needed most:

  • diapers
  • wipes
  • hygiene products (toothpaste, shampoo, soap)
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • rakes
  • brooms
  • mops
  • garbage bags
  • laundry detergent
  • cleaning supplies
  • pet food
  • tire repair kits
  • air mattresses

Due to the coronavirus, the drive is only accepting new items.

The no-touch drive will also accept donations via curbside drop off on Crawford Street at the Left Field Entrance adjacent to Minute Maid Park.

According to a news release, the Astros mascot Orbit and the Astros Shooting Stars will be on hand for the event. Each donor will receive a Jose Altuve Shooting Star jersey while supplies last.

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