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Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Clemente Museum Relief for Puerto Rico

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 26, 2017) Mayor William Peduto today issued the following statement in support of the Clemente Museum's organization of a Pittsburgh relief effort to aid Puerto Rican people devastated by Hurricane Maria: 

"Roberto Clemente gave his life to support others. Pittsburgh owes it to Roberto and his family to do all we can to help the people of Puerto Rico," Mayor Peduto said. 

Below is a press release from the Clemente Museum released today: 

The Clemente Museum Raises Funds and Supplies for Puerto Rico 

*Sunday, October 1st, 2017, 11:00am-6:00pm at The Clemente Museum 3339 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 
*September 26th, 2017 (Lawrenceville, PA)— The Clemente Museum is having an Open House on Sunday October 1st to support the relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. 

The Clemente Museum, along with UPMC and Restaurant Depot are collecting supplies in the Restaurant Depot parking lot at 100 35th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. We are asking for items such as bottled water, batteries, baby diapers, first aid supplies, feminine hygiene products, etc. 

You can also join us at the Museum to make a momentary donation to help aid relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Guests will be granted access to the Museum by making a minimum donation of $21.00 to help the cause. 

If you are not able to attend in person, but would still like to make a donation, you can do so online on our website at 

Born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente played right field for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955-1972. He was the first Latin American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Clemente was tragically killed in a plane crash on December 31st, 1972 while taking relief supplies to Nicaragua from Puerto Rico to deliver aid to earthquake victims. Every year, the MLB gives out the Roberto Clemente Humanitarian Award in his honor. 

The Clemente Museum is housed in historic Engine House 25, located in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh to showcase the world’s largest exhibited collection of baseball artifacts, works of art, literature, photographs, memorabilia, and related materials which focus on Roberto Clemente, his teammates, personal life, and humanitarian causes. The Clemente Museum works to fulfill the mission of honoring Roberto Clemente’s memory and promote the humanitarianism he accomplished in his life.





Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor's Office