In his hometown of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic, Tapia took it upon himself to make a difference in his local community.
Knowing people were in need, Colorado’s 26-year-old outfielder reportedly organized what was called, “a large quantity of individual supplies,” by the Rockies’ cultural development coordinator who works at Colorado’s facility in the Dominican Republic. This haul of much-needed items included food and toiletries, along with surgical masks and gloves.
Tapia not only brought everything together, but also made the deliveries to those in need.
In all, approximately 150 families were reportedly assisted by Tapia’s generosity.
Also to note, Tapia didn’t broadcast that he made all of this happen, seeking kudos from the general public. Many of his followers tagged him on Instagram, helping to alert the world to his generosity. Other than that, this act might have gone on without any fanfare.
You can see other photos of Tapia making a difference on his fan page on Instagram.