Local Non-Profit Steps Up To The Plate For Tornado Victims
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By Brad Segall
HARLEYSVILLE, Pa. (CBS) – A Montgomery County non-profit organization is stepping in to help youth baseball leagues in the Midwest where powerful tornados touched down earlier this month leaving a path of destruction.
The Babe Ruth League in Henryville, Indiana contacted Pitch In for Baseball, based in Harleysville, for help to get the kids back on the field as soon as possible. Many of the players lost their homes and all of their baseball equipment and leagues saw their equipment shacks destroyed.
Pitch In For Baseball founder and executive director David Rhode says the kids in Henryville have an opening day scheduled for April 14th and they want to help make that happen.
“For these kids and the parents and the grandparents, being able to watch the kids play a game, do something that’s familiar to everyone, is incredibly therapeutic, incredibly important.”
He says springtime means baseball and getting the kids on the field will return some sort of normalcy to their lives. Area residents can go to PitchInForBaseball.org to make a financial donation or donate equipment that will be shipped to Indiana.