Dodgers donate $2M to help rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter says the team is donating $2 million to support rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico after last year's devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

Walter announced the donation to Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Dodgers infielder-outfielder Kike Hernandez and his fiancée, Mariana Vicente, selected the charity and added over $225,000 earned through their fundraisers.Hernandez andVicente are both from Puerto Rico.

The donation will go toward rehabilitating and reconstructing damaged homes in Humacao, Santa Isabel, Ponce, Patillas and Arroyo, and constructing new housing in Guayama. According to government estimates, the hurricane severely damaged or destroyed more than a third of the island's 1.2 million occupied homes and more than 60,000 new homes need to be constructed.