After floods devestated parts of West Virgina, the Saints announced that they still plan to hold their training camp at the Greenbrier resort and will assist those affected by the deadly flooding.
At least 23 people have died in the floods, including 15 in Greenbrier County, and President Obama has declared the affected areas a federal disaster zone. Some areas saw as much as nine inches of rain.
“On behalf of our entire organization, we wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the West Virginians whose lives have been dramatically affected by the severe flooding the state has recently received,” the team said in a statement. The Saints also asked fans to donate to the United Way.
The Greenbrier was scheduled to host a PGA Tour event from July 7-10 but it was canceled due to the floods. Saints training camp is scheduled to begin on July 27.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and look for ways that our team/organization can contribute in a positive way while we are there this summer,” the team said. “We will do this based on the direction of the local community and The Greenbrier, so that we are not adding to the burden of this difficult recovery.”