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Creation Date: 12-30-2010 04:23 PM
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In General You're All Heart Bobby Valentine Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #8 New 04-25-2011 08:24 AM
Here's an update from our "town" (actually city) in Southwestern Connecticut as "your scribe" has promised to report:

"Americares, a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization, and Major League Baseball veteran Bobby Valentine have recently teamed up to help get supplies quickly and efficiently to Japan."

(from The Stamford Times, a free, local, weekly paper delivered usually on Fridays...)

Bobby V, as the Stamford native is called around here, lived in Japan for five years while managing the Chiba Lotte Mariners (sorry if I got the spelling wrong...)

Somehow I knew he was going to help! And he did.

Here's how it worked out: Americares is a Stamford based charity which had medicine, medical supplies and medical equipment and needed a way to get the supplies to Japan. Valentine has a friend who works for a hospital in Japan ....

In addition to Valentine's help Americares has already received $250 million in donations from private philanthropies in the US and expects to get more ... The organization president, Curt Welling "said that within days of the earthquake and tsunami disasters, AmeriCares had a team of relief workers in Japan assessing the immediate health needs of the survivors. Last week, the first shipment, carrying more than $525,000 worth of medical supplies was delivered to Tohoku University Hospital in Sendai..."

Just an example of what's going on in the US locally and nationally... oh and our local church took two collections and is in touch with Episcopal Relief and Development, printed their report on conditions in the affected areas in the Holy Week parish newsletter and the Outreach Committee is evaluating the best use of the collected funds...

Bobby V said he will hold a fundraiser June 18th and to check with his website (www.bobbyvalentine.org)

Just thought that this might cheer people up a bit that individuals over here, and groups, are doing their part....
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RSS Feed 5 Responses to "You're All Heart Bobby Valentine"
#5 04-30-2011 11:46 AM
Diana Frese Says:
Thanks Aiki Shihan, Carina and Niall, I appreciate the feedback and the information!
#4 04-26-2011 04:40 AM
niall Says:
(continued) Most memorable Bobby V moment: ejected from a game against the Blue Jays as manager of the Mets he comes back to the dugout in a fake moustache and sunglasses...
#3 04-26-2011 04:40 AM
niall Says:
That's good to know, Diana. Bobby Valentine was popular in Japan and the Chiba fans still love him. The Chiba Lotte Marines came second in the Pacific League in 1995 in Valentine's first season in Japan but then he was fired in a petty powerplay. He was persuaded to come back to Japan and the Marines in 2004 and they won the Japan Series in 2005.
#2 04-26-2011 02:12 AM
Thank you Diana for letting us know.
#1 04-25-2011 04:20 PM
aikishihan Says:
Kudos to Bobby V, a Dodger forever. Thanks, Daian, for including us in celebrating yet another example of a human being human, and to remind us that compassion is alive and well.
 




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