‘Put me to work’
Jennifer Steinbrenner–Swindal donates a check for $250,000 to The Salvation Army. In doing so, she continues her father’s legacy of philanthropy to the Army’s ongoing effort to help people in the aftermath of natural disasters. “The destruction that was caused in the wake of Hurricane Irma will have a long–lasting effect on the lives of many,” Steinbrenner–Swindal said. “During times like these, it is important to offer support in whatever way possible, and our hearts go out to all those affected.” Twenty–five years ago, her father, the late George Steinbrenner, New York Yankees owner, rolled up his sleeves after Hurricane Andrew struck Florida. He showed up with three other men at the Army’s distribution center at the Tampa Bay Corps (he lived in Tampa) and said, “put me to work.” Steinbrenner helped load a tractor–trailer full of supplies and then drove it to the people of Homestead in South Florida.