San Diego Pros team up to help Philippine disaster victims at Carmel Valley event Nov. 22-23

A group of local professional athletes will rally together to support Philippine disaster victims, and they’re asking San Diego residents to help with donations of food, summer clothing, toiletries or monetary gifts for the Red Cross and Catholic relief services.

One of the most devastating storms to ever make landfall, Typhoon Haiyan has affected the lives of 10 million people and caused more than 4,000 casualties, according to U.N. estimates. Organized by San Diego residents Karen Moyer and her husband, former World Series Champion pitcher Jamie Moyer, the donation drive will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, from 7 a.m to 7 p.m, at the St. Therese of Carmel Church parking lot.

Jamie Moyer, former Padres ace Trevor Hoffman, and former San Diego Charger John Carney will be among the pros on hand collecting donations at various times throughout the two-day drive. Please see below for specifics regarding acceptable donations.

“Disasters like this are as overwhelming as they are heartbreaking,” said Karen Moyer, co-founder and vice president of the Moyer Foundation. “But every little bit really does help. So we’re doing what we can as a community here in San Diego to make a difference.”

The Moyers have organized similar and successful donation drives in the past. In response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Karen and Jamie worked with the Seattle Mariners to fill a tractor-trailer with donations at Safeco Field. They hosted a similar event during Philadelphia Phillies spring training for victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

The 50-plus-foot trailer and logistics assistance for this weekend’s donation drive is being provided by Alexander’s Mobility Services and Atlas Van Lines, with the help of The Dingman Group, Inc. St Therese of Carmel Church parking lot: 4355 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego, CA, 92130. Donations: Monetary* (checks made out to St. Therese of Carmel); Summer clothing for adults and children (new or gently used); Flip flops; Toiletries – soap, toothpaste/brushes, shampoo; Canned food, Peanut Butter; * $250+ donations are tax deductible and will receive giveaways.

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