Clemente Museum Hosting Fundraiser for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief THIS SUNDAY


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The Roberto Clemente Museum (located in that awkward grey area between the Strip and Lawrenceville) is hosting a fundraiser this weekend for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is facing a humanitarian crisis after being destroyed by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria made direct landfall in Puerto Rico one week ago while at category 4 strength. 

This article from Vox provides more insight into the scale of damage Puerto Rico is currently facing. 

On Sunday, October 1st from 11:00am-6:00pm, guests can pay $21 (Clemente's number) to enter the museum, and the money will be donated to hurricane relief. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the relief efforts.

Roberto Clemente passed away in a plane crash 45 years ago while trying to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Pittsburghers often refer to Clemente as "“The Great One." 

The museum will also be collecting diapers, medical supplies, bottled water, and batteries. 

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"Puerto Rico's aid is trapped in thousands of shipping containers"