Respect 90 Donates 1,000 Meals to Children & Families at Shelters in Tampa Bay & Chicago to Celebrate Maddon’s 1000th Win
TAMPA, FL— To mark his 1,000th major league managing win, a 9-5 win Tuesday night over the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field, Cubs’ Manager Joe Maddon’s charitable foundation, the Respect 90 Foundation, will donate 1,000 meals to homeless children and families at both the Evangeline Booth Lodge in Chicago and Sallie House in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Respect 90 Foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives children and families in the areas that Maddon and his wife, Jaye, call home: Chicago, Tampa and his hometown of Hazleton, PA.
The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Lodge is a haven for families suddenly homeless because of eviction, disasters, domestic violence or other crises.
Also under the direction of Salvation Army, Sallie House is a safe haven for children, infant to seventeen years of age, who have been removed from their home because of abuse or, neglect or abandonment.
“We are humbled and encouraged that Joe Maddon would celebrate his 1,000th major league win with a pledge to feed 1000 families in need at The Salvation Army’s Evangeline Booth Lodge,’ said the shelter’s Director of Communications Shanna Schwarze. “His commitment to combating hunger is a testament to who he is as a man and as a leader. The Salvation Army has been committed to serving Chicago for over 130 years –and with partners like Mr. Maddon — this commitment grows stronger with each passing year.”
“We are very excited and happy for Joe Maddon and his 1,000 win,” said Lt. Colonel Gary Haupt, Salvation Army, St. Petersburg Area Commander. “We are also very thankful to Joe, his wife Jaye, and their foundation Respect 90 for choosing to celebrate the win with the children at The Salvation Army’s Sallie House this summer. The children at Sallie House continue to be blessed by his influence both on and off the field.”
For More information Contact Rick Vaughn at (727)741-7300 or [email protected]