Dodgers to help raise funds for Japan aid

Dodgers to help raise funds for Japan aid

Dodgers to help raise funds for Japan aid
GLENDALE, Ariz. --The Dodgers and NBC LA will hold a "drive-through" relief effort at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday to help raise money for the American Red Cross Japan earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.

Dodgers alumni and members of the NBC LA news team will take donations from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dodger Stadium Parking Lot 1, which is accessible through the Sunset Boulevard Gate 1 at 1000 Elysian Park Avenue.

Cash donations and checks will be accepted. Checks should be made out to American Red Cross with "Japan Tsunami Fund" in the memo line.

The American Red Cross is offering assistance to the Japanese Red Cross following Friday's 8.9 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that left towns and villages in Japan devastated. The organization opened evacuation centers supporting more than 2,500 people seeking refuge from the tsunami in Hawaii and the West Coast.

The "drive-through" fundraising event at Dodger Stadium will also be supported by Clear Channel Radio.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.