Ravens RB Justin Forsett to support flood relief in Baton Rouge
Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett plans to donate his time and money to help support those affected by flooding in the area surrounding Baton Rouge, La., according to ESPN.
Forsett will give $7,5000 to the flood relief effort, along with donating $2,500 in body wipes and items from Procter & Gamble and Under Armour. He will also volunteer at the United Way the Thursday that Baltimore travels to play the New Orleans Saints.
“I’m reaching out to support this community because I know that this type of disaster could really happen to any of us,” Forsett said. “After the storm hit, I saw very little coverage in the media. But the little I did see I was very inspired by the efforts of the people in the community. I saw the community come together and serve each other in a time of need. I hope I’m able to help bring more awareness, because they still need support.”
Forsett has a history of stepping up to help the victims of disasters, coordinating a group of 20 NFL players that donated $100,000 worth of body wipes and water to the residents affected by water contamination in Flint, Mich.
About 60,000 homes were destroyed in the Louisiana flood, which left 13 people dead.