Mets first baseman Pete Alonso said a few weeks ago that he and his fiancée, Haley Walsh, were in the final stages of creating a charity. On Wednesday, the charity -- Homers for Heroes -- officially launched.
Here's the message from Alonso and Walsh:
From the early stages of this pandemic, Haley and I wanted to help everyone that was immensely impacted by COVID-19. We feel that we need to step up and help in any way possible. As the world has shifted, we've been reminded of our most basic shared value-All of us depend on each other for a healthy community. As our lives have changed, we've been continually struck by the acts of kindness and humanity that we've seen emerge - from doctors working long hours to people taking care of their neighbors and many more stories.
That is why we are starting Homers for Heroes. We are raising money to support and thank the everyday heroes of this pandemic and also those who continue to take care of each other.
Please check back for more information and let us know if you have a hero you'd like to nominate.
With appreciation and as always, Let's Go Mets!
Pete & Haley
Head to the Homers for Heroes website to read the mission statement and find out more about what Pete and Haley are doing.