Astros Player's Sister Partners With CT Groups to Get Donations to TX - NBC Connecticut

Astros Player's Sister Partners With CT Groups to Get Donations to TX



    Family of George Springer Launches Harvey Collection

    People gathered Friday at the New Britain Bees stadium to pack up items collected for Harvey victims. The collection was started by the family of Houston Astros player and New Britain native George Springer.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 8, 2017)

    Nicole Springer, the sister of Houston Astros baseball player and New Britain native George Springer, said her and her mom’s hearts had been jumping to help Hurricane Harvey victims.

    "It hits home for us but it wasn't just because he was there, it was how can we help another human being? How can we help another family in need?" Springer said.

    Springer teamed up with Siracusa Moving & Storage and Premier Limousine to help get their donation drive idea rolling which took off on Tuesday.

    "To know that there are people out there that are willing to give in a time of need with all the changes in the world it brings a humbleness to you to know that there is humanity out there," Springer said.

    Volunteers like Matthew Bertochi helped collect donations Friday as the items continued to pour in at New Britain Stadium.

    "I'm actually very surprised, everything in there it's all full you go in there there's just stacks and stacks of clothing water food," Bertochi said.

    The donations will soon make their way to Houston, a vision for Nicole and her family, now a reality.

    "Just want to make sure that everyone knows that there's a place up here, a little dot on the map in Connecticut, we're taking care of you don't worry we see you we hear voices we needed help for coming for you," Springer said.

    The supplies will head to Houston this weekend.

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