T-Mobile Pledges $20K To Hurricane Recovery For Every Home Run During World Series

Trying to step up its game for the World Series, T-Mobile will pledge $20,000 for every home run. The Un-carrier will also donate an additional $2 every time people tweet using the hashtag HR4HR, up to $500,000 on top of the home run total.

In early October, the company pledged $10,000 to Team Rubicon for hurricane recovery efforts, for every postseason home run, and an additional $1 every time consumers tweet using the same tag. 

With the money, T-Mobile promises to support hurricane relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida. According to the company's statement, in Puerto Rico, T-Mobile stepped in the moment it was possible to mobilize cargo planes and barges to deliver desperately-needed supplies, personnel and thousands of gallons of fuel to the island. And their employees have been pitching in on a personal level to donate funds and supplies and volunteering on the ground.

To learn more about the HR4HR, visit here. T-Mobile customers can also donate directly to Team Rubicon, or they can simply text MARIA, HARVEY or IRMA to 90999 to give $10 to American Red Cross relief efforts. Donations will appear on next month’s bill.

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 21, 2017, with winds of 155 mph (250 km/h), becoming the strongest to hit the territory since the 1928 San Felipe hurricane, as well as the most intense hurricane to hit the territory in recorded history. 

Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005. Harvey is also the first hurricane to hit the state of Texas since Ike in 2008, and the strongest to hit the state since Carla in 1961. Throughout Texas, more than 300,000 people were left without electricity and billions of dollars of property damage was sustained.

Hurricane Irma in a matter of hours took its devastating course ashore for the first time on the Leeward Islands. Barbuda, one of two major islands in the nation of Antigua and Barbuda, is to date, the island that more damage and destruction reported. According to the local authorities, more than 95% of the infrastructure was destroyed. On Wednesday, September 6, Irma was whipping with strong hurricane winds to Puerto Rico. Thursday morning the hurricane began to affect the northern part of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, to then hit the Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas. Approximately 6.3 million people in Florida were ordered to evacuate their homes due Hurricane Irma.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.