HOUSTON – The Astros Foundation held a Mississippi Tornado Relief Drive at Minute Maid Park Wednesday to collect donated items to assist those impacted by the devastating tornadoes.
The drive was held from 8 a.m. to noon inside the parking lot at 1800 Texas Avenue, across the street from Minute Maid Park.
According to a news release, the first 50 vehicles to donate received two tickets to the Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays game on April 17.
Astros alums Jeff Bagwell, Enos Cabell and Jose Cruz were on site to collect items at the drive.
Here were the following items needed in Mississippi:
- Home Depot, Lowes, and Walmart gift cards
- hygiene products (bathing wipes, toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, adult diapers, deodorant)
- baby items (diapers, formula, baby food, bottles, blankets, clothes, wipes)
- coolers for food storage
- water, buckets
- heavy-duty trash bags
- eating utensils and plates