Wednesday, June 1, 2011

MLB, players, fans make contribution to Dominican hospital

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Major League Baseball Dominican Development Alliance (MLB-DDA), has made a $35,000 donation to the development of a hospital in the southwest of the Dominican Republic.  Brad Lidge also contributed $10,000 to the project, Phillies fans raised just under $7,000 for the project, and Project CURE is donating half a million dollars in medical supplies.  See the MLB press release here.

The total cash donation of over $50,000 will be used to the ship medical supplies and set up several new departments in the hospital.  Project CURE, of which Brad Lidge is a member of the board of directors, donated over half a million dollars worth of medical supplies, which will be shipped to the hospital thanks to the cash donations.  The Instituto Dominicano de Desarollo Integral (IDDI), a Dominican non-governmental organization, will manage the grant money and supplies, with the backing of Project CURE.

The Dominican Baseball Guy thinks Brad Lidge says it best in regards to this and other development projects in the Dominican Republic: 
"The Dominican Republic is an important member of the baseball community, and I feel it's not only an honor but my duty to join forces with Project C.U.R.E. to help provide the Dominican people with access to medical supplies we all take for granted."
The MLB-DDA is a joint venture with USAID that funnels development money and sound community development projects to the Dominican Republic.  So, far it has invested $1.8 million into projects in the country.

Please make a donation to MLB-DDA is you care to contribute:

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