Former Marlin Lowell Hitting Home Run for Poor in Bahamas

Retired MLB star sending goods to families in Bimini

By Justin Finch
|  Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012  |  Updated 2:59 PM EDT
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Former Marlins Third Baseman Mike Lowell spent part of his Tuesday morning pushing pallets. It wasn’t a new job, but a new cause he and his foundation are taking on: a mission to help underprivileged families living in Bimini, Bahamas.

The 2007 World Series MVP told NBC Miami he and his family first got the idea to help Bimini residents after a trip to the island last summer.

"It’s a beautiful island, some of the nicest people you’ll ever come across, but a lot of people there, they need the basics that some of us take for granted here,” Lowell explained.

With the help of donations from local volunteers including ShopMiamiStyle.com, the Boys & Girls Club of Miami and Gulliver Academy, 17 pallets will be shipped out free of charge by G & G to Bimini filled with clothing, furniture, toys, and 290 bikes for young students to use to ride to school.

"We’re gonna really help out a community, and hopefully bring some smiles to some faces," said Lowell.

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