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August 17, 2012

St. Louis Cardinals Foundation gives $200,000 to four charities in Joplin

The St. Louis Cardinals today announced that its charitable foundation, Cardinals Care, is donating $200,000 to four charities in Joplin.

The money will go Children’s Haven, Bright Futures, the Ronald McDonald House of Joplin and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jasper & Newton Counties.

The money comes from fans who made donations to Cardinals Care’s Joplin Recovery fund as part of the Teams United for Joplin effort in 2011, following the May 22, 2011, tornado.

 “We are inspired by the commitment each of these organizations has made to help the children of Joplin in the wake of last year’s tragedy,” Michael Hall, vice president of community relations and executive director of Cardinals Care said in a statement. “We targeted our donations to help with the critical needs of each organization.”

Children’s Haven will receive a $70,000 donation,

Bright Futures will get $40,000.

Ronald McDonald House will get $20,000.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jasper & Newton Counties will get the remaining $70,000.

 

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