ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- The Cardinal offseason began in early October, but the team’s most recognizable face has yet to rest.
Catcher Yadier Molina, a native of Puerto Rico, dove into recovery efforts almost immediately after the season’s end.
His work began with a GoFundMe account organized by his wife Wanda, which raised more than $157,000
Two days after the Cardinals wrapped up, Molina arrived in Puerto Rico to distribute supplies purchased with those donations through his nonprofit Foundacion 4. Molina also donated an undisclosed amount of his own money, according to MLB.com’s Jennifer Langosch.
Accompanied by his older brother Jose, Molina delivered food, water and other necessities door to door to those affected by Hurricane Maria.
The St. Louis backstop delivered aid over two weeks, documenting the experience on his Instagram account.
More than 80 percent of Puerto Rico remains without power in the wake of the hurricane.