Last month MLB announced that teams would be placing $30 million into a fund ($1 million per team) to help out gameday staffs and other team employees furloughed during the COVID-19 baseball shutdown.
It was incumbent upon each team to follow through on how their local funds would be built, and with time it appears that at least four Major League teams have partnered with the Emergency Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization designed to help provide relief and make funds available to those in need. Those teams are the Rays/Rowdies organization, the White Sox, the Cubs, and the Giants.
The Emergency Assistance Foundation can be found at this page which lists over 100 companies all over the country who have created funds for their employees. Other companies utilizing this non-profit include Amazon, Comcast/NBC, Hooters, Mosaic, Starbucks, and Target.
Rays and Rowdies Seasonal Employee Assistance Fund
The Rays and Rowdies Seasonal Employee Assistance Fund was created to help employees who are facing financial hardship immediately after a natural disaster or an unforeseen personal hardship. The Rays and Rowdies Seasonal Employee Assistance Fund relies primarily on individual donations from employees and support from Rays Baseball Foundation, Inc. to fund this program. Every contribution helps and when combined with the donations of others, can provide the help a fellow employee needs when they are facing the unexpected.
If you would like to join the Rays organization in supporting their gameday employees, some of which might be people you have grown to know and appreciate or consider friends, you can make a donation using your Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal here.
Please note: The Rays have not solicited these donations from the public. Instead, they have encouraged fans to join their donation match pledge with Feeding Tampa Bay.