SFA athletics participating in campus-wide relief effort for victims of Hurricane Harvey

SFA athletics participating in campus-wide relief effort for victims of Hurricane Harvey

From SFA Athletics

Nacogdoches, Tx- In the wake of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, SFA athletics has joined countless others around the nation in providing much-needed relief to those affected by one of the largest natural disasters to hit the nation in recorded history.

In conjunction with SFA's institutional relief effort, a list of items has been compiled which will provide the most needed assistance to those affected and displaced. At this time, it is requested that no clothes be donated.

"This is a catastrophic event none of have seen in our lifetime," said Senior Associate Athletics Director John Branch. "Our student-athletes and coaches are united in this effort and ready to help our fellow citizens - the Texas spirit is alive and well at SFA."

The Southland Conference is also working to activate the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee from each member institution to organize efforts at the conference level. The SFA SAAC will meet to discuss its role to the response in a meeting scheduled for Thursday evening.

Among the items individuals can donate are baby wipes, bed mats, cat food, diapers (adult and child), dog food, female products, first aid kits/items, Gatorade, hand sanitizer, individually packaged snacks, jelly, paper towels, peanut butter, sandwich baggies, sleeping bags, toilet paper, toiletries, trash bags, toilet paper and water.

All of the items listed above can be delivered to the SFA athletics field house at Homer Bryce stadium on the SFA campus where they will be combined with other campus-wide relief efforts for delivery to Houston.

Plans are being made for a relief supply drive that will coincide with the Lumberjacks' home football opener on Saturday, Sept. 9. More details about the supply drive will be announced early next week.

SFA has also identified a number of other organizations that are accepting donations to help rehabilitate the area and individuals affected.

• The Red Cross | Financial donations to the Red Cross can help provide immediate relief to those affected. To make a donation, visit RedCross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
• United Way | Individuals who text UWFLOOD to 41444 can donate money to the United Way Flood Relief Fund. \
• The Salvation Army | Donations to support The Salvation Army's relief efforts can by made by visiting helpsalvationarmy.org, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.