South Carolina helping with flood relief in Louisiana
With heavy flooding in Southern Louisiana causing damage to about 40,000 homes and leading to the deaths of 11 people, the University of South Carolina is stepping up efforts to provide basic necessities to the flood victims.
The state of South Carolina was itself hit hard by flooding last year, and LSU running back Leonard Fournette made an effort to help the victims, raising $101,000 by donating his jersey.
Now, the Gamecocks are looking to return the favor and help out the Tigers home state.
“LSU was so gracious to assist us in our time of need,” said USC President Harris Pastides. “Now it is our turn to help our SEC friends. I encourage all Gamecocks to drop off items needed for the Baton Rouge flood relief.”
Between Wednesday and Friday of this week, South Carolina is encouraging fans to bring items like diapers, baby formula, canned foods, socks and blankets for donation to the Louisiana flood victims.