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Hurricane Maria has dealt a catastrophic blow to the island of Puerto Rico, taking out its electrical grid, telecommunications, transportation system, main industries — all gone. Over three million of our fellow U.S. citizens are in dire need of clean water, food, medicine, personal hygiene products, gasoline, cash, virtually everything!

As Pittsburghers, we know that Roberto Clemente gave his life to support others. Pittsburgh owes it to Roberto and his family to do all we can to help the people of Puerto Rico.

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In honor of Roberto, on Sunday, October 1st, 2017, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, The Clemente Museum will hold an open house to raise funds and supplies for his beloved homeland.

There are three ways that you can help:

1) Bring items such as bottled water, batteries, baby diapers, first aid supplies, feminine hygiene products, etc. to the Restaurant Depot parking lot at 100 35th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 on Sunday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, where the Clemente Museum, along with UPMC and Restaurant Depot, will collect them for distribution.

2) Attend the museum’s open house at 3339 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 to make a monetary donation to help aid the relief efforts. Guests will be granted access to the museum by making a minimum donation of $21.00 to help the cause. 100% of the admission proceeds will be donated to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

3) Make a donation at the museum’s website at www.clementemuseum.com.

This is your chance to step up to the plate and help in this unfolding humanitarian crisis!

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