Once New York Yankees teammates, always New York Yankees teammates. Although retired from playing baseball, Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada teamed up on Saturday to distribute furniture to Florida students who have been displaced from their homes in Puerto Rico and relocated to Miami due to the heartbreaking damage from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.
Jeter and his sister, Sharlee Jeter, who is the president of Turn 2 Foundation, a 22-year-old organization that motivates young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and “Turn 2” healthy lifestyles, enlisted the help of Posada and his wife, Laura, to make the day possible.
“We recognize the challenging circumstances that these impacted students are facing in the aftermath of the hurricanes and we are proud to support them during this difficult time,” Derek Jeter said in a press release. “I’d like to thank Jorge and Laura for joining us in this important initiative, along with our other partners.”
The furniture went to students attending Miami Dade College (MDC) and Florida International University (FIU) in order to help alleviate “some of the stress that comes with relocating,” according to Sharlee Jeter.
That way students can stay focused on their education.
“As FIU works to help students from Puerto Rico who were affected by Hurricane Maria, we are grateful for partners like the Turn 2 Foundation and the Posada family for their generosity and support,” said FIU president Mark B. Rosenberg. “The furniture that is being donated by Turn 2 will help students and their families regain a sense of normalcy and make their living conditions more comfortable as they continue to rebuild their lives after the storm.”
#DerekJeter & #Turn2 president @SJeter2 teamed up w/ @jorgeposada_20 & @posadalifecoach to donate furniture to @MDCollege & @FIU students who have relocated to Miami due to the effects of the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico. PC: Manny Fernandez/Turn 2 Foundation, Inc. pic.twitter.com/nJAQqZTyAF
— Turn 2 Foundation (@JeterTurn2) March 2, 2018
In December 2017, the Turn 2 Foundation, the Estates at Acqualina, and Jorge and Laura Posada announced a partnership to provide relief to individuals impacted by the 2017 hurricanes in Florida and Puerto Rico. The furniture for this effort was donated by luxury residential development The Estates at Acqualina, and included beds, dressers and tables, chairs, lamps, refrigerators and microwaves.
Additionally, Laura and Jorge Posada are donating a portion of the furniture to Foundation for Puerto Rico, to assist Island residents affected by Hurricane Maria. And, the Turn 2 Foundation is donating a portion of the furniture to Miami Dade County Migrant Camp, as well as contributing $100,000 to the Posada’s Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Foundation to support their hurricane relief efforts.
Here’s a look at their day:
Team Posada teamed up with @JeterTurn2 to donate hundreds of items to students Miami Dade College and @FIU who relocated to #Miami after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The items were donated by @EstatesACQ 16 containers were also delivered to #puertorico pic.twitter.com/sHn4qcPHgK
— Laura Posada (@PosadaLifeCoach) March 4, 2018