Update from Roberto Clemente Museum: "We just received word that the relief efforts in Puerto Rico are no longer asking for donation of goods, but simply monetary donations to help rebuild. Thank you everyone for your ongoing support, and we look forward to seeing you at the Open House on Sunday."
Anyone even vaguely familiar with the life of former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente knows without question what he would be doing if he were alive right now. As much a humanitarian as he was a great ballplayer, Clemente would be working nonstop to deliver aid to his home country of Puerto Rico, which has been devastated in the wake of Hurricane Maria
Clemente lost his life while delivering supplies to Nicaraguans following an earthquake in 1972. Now, as Puerto Rico struggles to get enough food, water and resources to care for its citizens, Roberto Clemente Jr., his family and the museum dedicated in the late ballplayer's honor are springing into action.
A relief drive will be held from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 1, in two locations. An open house will be held at the Roberto Clemente Museum, 3339 Penn Ave., Lawrenceville. For a donation of at least $21, guests will be permitted access to tour the facility.
Supplies, including bottled water, batteries, diapers, first-aid supplies and feminine-hygiene products, will be collected in the parking lot of the Restaurant Depot, 100 35th St., Lawrenceville.
More detail can found on the museum's Facebook event page