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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Mets give back with over $1 million in coronavirus relief

Nice to see some positive news about the Mets and charity. Danielle Parillo was one of my earliest contacts with the Mets and she really does care about the community outside of Citi Field.

From the NY POST
Since the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the Mets’ organization has reached out to several local hospitals, senior citizen homes, and food pantries in and around New York City.
“In March, when this thing took full hold, we looked to see where the biggest need was,” Mets’ executive director of external affairs and community engagement Danielle Parillo said during an interview with The Post, “and we didn’t have to look very far.”
The donation efforts began with helping feed doctors and nurses at Elmhurst Hospital. With the help of one of their long-time local sandwich partners Mama’s of Corona, which Parillo mentions as “a staple to Citi Field,” the organization recently provided 500 individual boxed lunches and Italian cookies to the medical staff.

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