SF Giants Mauricio Dubón has started a GoFundMe to offer support to victims of Hurricane Eta in Honduras.
People throughout Central America, Mexico, and the southern United States are dealing with the damage caused by Hurricane Eta. While many places in the United States, especially in Florida, are dealing with flooding and damage from the storm, it was at its strongest (classified as Category 4) as it traveled over Central American countries like Honduras.
Hurricane Eta devastated communities across the region, hitting predominantly indigenous areas particularly hard. Economies already hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic has made it easier for governments to withhold certain aid. In some cases, they simply lack the economic might as well. Countries like the United States do have the power to help, however, the current executive branch failed to help its own citizens deal with Hurricane damage and have done little to assist other countries in need. Matters were only made worse when less than two weeks after Hurricane Eta, another storm, Hurricane Iota, brought repeat destruction to Honduras.
To try and help communities desperate for resources, SF Giants shortstop and center fielder Mauricio Dubón has started a GoFundMe fundraiser to offer aid to those impacted by Hurricane Eta. Dubón was born and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Dubón moved to the United States when he became an exchange student at a high school in Sacramento. In 2019, he became just the second Honduran-born person to play in the Major Leagues.
The fundraiser’s page lists the following details:
"Funds will be used towards buying the following supplies :– Food / non-perishables– Bottled water– Hygiene products– Clothing– Face masksThese will be all directed towards shelters and people in the streets, who have lost their homes and belongings as a result of the hurricane."
The fundraiser’s listed goal is $50,000 and Dubón has already raised more than $15,000.
Mauricio Dubón has quickly become an SF Giants fan favorite. His energy on and off the field has made him one of the easiest players to root for. The 26-year old is showing how he wants to help make a difference off the field as well. We at Around the Foghorn commend him for his work and encourage anyone with the means to offer their support.