Houston Astros slugger Carlos Beltran has donated a million dollars to his native Puerto Rico in the wake of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Maria. He established a fund through crowdrise.com to raise money for hurricane victims.
Beltran’s parents still live in Puerto Rico, and he has reportedly been unable to reach them.
Several other high-profile Puerto Ricans have also started fundraisers, including Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez, the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina, Dodgers outfielder Enrique Hernandez, and former Yankees great Jorge Posada.
More than a half-dozen deaths have been attributed to the storm, and power on some parts of the island could be out for months.