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Jim Crane, Astros, MLB, MLBPA donate millions to help with Harvey relief

The Astros owner goes to bat for the city of Houston.

Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane put his money where his mouth is on Monday. Crane and the team announced they would be donating $4 million to relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Houston is currently being affected by historic levels of rain dumped on it by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey flooding the majority of the city. Some areas seeing over 40-50 inches of rain of the past few days.

Crane said of the donation:

"We are committed to doing our part to provide aid and assistance to the thousands of Houston-area residents that are desperately in need right now. We encourage others in our region and beyond to help out in any way that they can."

Crane Worldwide and the Astros' new spring training home, The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, have teamed up to help with hurricane victims. The ballpark is accepting donations starting Tuesday and Crane Worldwide transport them to Houston.

On top of the donations from the Astros and Jim Crane. Major League Baseball and MLB Players Association have announced a joint $1 million donation for the Hurricane Harvey relief fund.