Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Cardinals Matt Carpenter pledges $10k for each home run to relief aid efforts in Houston

Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter has pledged to donate $10,000 for each home run he hits the rest of this season to aid relief efforts in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Carpenter joins a list of athletes, including J.J. Watt and others, who are pledging money to help aid in the rescue and relief efforts of those hit hard by the torrential rains of Harvey.

On the season, Matt has hit 17 home runs. If he could hit another seven this year, not only would he match his average over the past two seasons (24), but he would also earn $70,000 for relief aid.

Matt also got help from his teammate, Adam Wainwright, who agreed to match Matt for each homer Carpenter hits the rest of the year.

Carpenter is a believer in Jesus Christ, and has shared his testimony with us at The Increase.

“If you’re looking for some solid ground, some rock to hold on to, there’s only one way, and that’s through Him.”