Baton Rouge, September 25, 2018 — LSU Athletics is again teaming up with the American Red Cross to support disaster relief. On Saturday, September 29, prior to the Ole Miss game from approximately 3 PM – 8:30 PM, Red Cross volunteers will be stationed outside Tiger Stadium accepting donations of cash, coin and checks to support Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts.
Tiger fans helped in 2011 and 2013 after tornadoes struck in Alabama and Oklahoma, in 2012 when Hurricane Isaac hit Louisiana, and 2015 after the South Carolina Floods.
“LSU fans are always stepping up, and generously helping to care for our neighbors facing and recovering from disasters – especially across the SEC,” said Merri Alessi, chapter executive of the Red Cross in the Louisiana Capital Area. “We know we can count on Tiger fans again to support the on-going relief efforts for the citizens affected by Florence.”
With the threat of additional flooding as rivers crest, the Red Cross is continuing its massive relief operation and coordinating closely with state and local officials to ensure people get the help they need.
Preliminary reports indicate that Hurricane Florence may have impacted some 88,000 homes across the Carolinas (approximately 56,000 in North Carolina and 32,000 homes in South Carolina).
Since the relief operation began, the Red Cross and its partners have served more than 323,000 meals and snacks, and distributed more than 8,800 relief items like diapers and comfort kits that contain deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items. Additionally, the Red Cross and other organizations have provided more than 100,000 overnight stays in emergency shelters across the Carolinas and Virginia.
For those unable to attend the game, they can still help people affected by Hurricane Florence by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word FLORENCE to 90999 to make a $10 donation.