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Mookie Betts to provide free masks and hand sanitizer on Sunday in Compton

An MVP on and off the field

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Not only is Mookie Betts an MVP on the baseball diamond, he’s also an MVP off the field as well. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation announced that Mookie Betts and Pull Up Neighbor, a community response organization, will host a grab-and-go giveaway in Compton on Sunday.

Here’s the address and time:

1621 Towne Center Dr, Compton, CA 90220) from 12:00- 3:00 p.m.

At the event, Betts will provide free hand sanitizer, reusable face masks, food boxes, and health screenings to the Compton Community to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The event will also offer voter registration services onsite to encourage Compton citizens to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming elections.

Here’s what Betts said in a statement the Dodgers emailed.

“I know people who have had the virus, and hearing different stories we have to do what we can to help. I, along with Pull Up Neighbor, want to help as many as we can with the essentials to stay healthy, as well with opportunities to register to vote.

Per the release:

Pull Up Neighbor is a response team focused on the health and well-being of vulnerable communities with a goal to provide immediate and direct assistance to communities in need across the country. Betts recently teamed up with Pull Up Neighbor in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee and vowed to team up with them in his new home of Los Angeles and the surrounding cities. As part of continued COVID-19 relief efforts, LADF will provide 27,500 meals and over $28,000 in in-kind donations to include water, socks, and Dodger giveaways. LADF volunteers will also join to support Pull Up Neighbor’s community distribution.

Betts spoke with the media on Friday about his opportunity to help out. “Baseball is just a short period of time,” Betts said. “There’s so much more to life. God blessed me with everything that I have, so I like to share what I have with everyone else. Making other people happy makes me happy.

“Sunday will be the first day, but there are going to be many more days to come where I feel like I can help. I’ll do whatever I can to help underserved communities. Got to get used to everything, because I’ll be here for a while. I’m super excited about this opportunity. Great team obviously, great front office, everything’s great about it. I’m here to stay and help the community and make it home.”