, whose stadium also is in the Bronx, presented a check for $20,000 to Daniel Dupree
and Greater Universal Baptist Church on Feb. 23 to cover losses the church sustained during the Feb. 7 burglary.
The Yankees "are truly a blessing," said Dupree, who has served as Greater Universal's pastor for 10 of the Southern Baptist church's 52 years.
"We believe God placed it on their hearts to come through for us.
arrived at the church on the morning of Feb. 8, the building had been ransacked; the church's safe, a television camera and various office supplies were missing.
estimates less than $5,000 was stolen from the safe, but the total loss to the church was around $20,000.
The donation will go toward replacing the lost items as well as a security system, and Dupree
says the Yankees' gift to the church proves "they're more than just a baseball team.
Their generosity has forged connections in the community and raised awareness of and appreciation for the kitchen.
church's story to Genesis 50:20: "God turned into good what [some] meant for evil."