One state one heartbeat: McNeese State football proudly shows off LSU's tractor-trailer of hurricane relief supplies
Filled with bottled water and other hurricane relief supplies, the LSU football program helped organize and load a tractor-trailer with help to assist McNeese State football.
The Cowboys proudly showed off the delivery and unloading of the supplies on Tuesday.
“Thankful for our brothers down here! #GeauxPokes #GeauxTigers,” the program tweeted.
For several days, players like JaCoby Stevens have helped gather items such as paper towels, water, diapers to give to those affected by Hurricane Laura.
“I have family out in Lafayette and Lake Charles. It really hit dear to me when the hurricane hit, and to see everything get destroyed out there. I felt like it was cool to get some of my teammates to come out here and help,” Stevens told WBRZ.
Added Myles Brennan, “It feels really good. That’s what I enjoy doing off the field, is giving back to those in need. I know there’s a lot of people who come and support us, and it’s only right for us to go and support those people, especially people who are really in need right now that have nothing left.”
An historic Category 4 hurricane, Laura will go on record as the most powerful storm to ever make landfall in Louisiana, WAFB-9 reported.
The center of the storm passed over Calcasieu and Cameron parishes, hurling winds at speeds up to 175 mph, stronger than Hurricane Katrina, which left heavy destruction in its wake.
— McNeese Football (@McNeeseFootball) September 1, 2020
We’re out at Healing Place church today helping collect supplies for those affected by Hurricane Laura.
If you’re able, please bring any supplies that you can. Paper towels, water, diapers. Anything helps. pic.twitter.com/rIfKqIfPh7
— JaCoby Stevens (@jacobystevens7) August 29, 2020