South Carolina athletic teams are rallying together to help those in their community affected by the floods from last weekend. The football, women's basketball and men's basketball teams have taken time to help at flood relief shelters and to collect food and water donations to deliver to local departments.
#Gamecocks helping in flood relief efforts this morning. Thoughts and prayers out to those affected. pic.twitter.com/PVWO1c5HcK— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) October 7, 2015
Thx to @GamecockFB for their donation today & for their support. Good luck Saturday, #BeatLSU #SCFlood pic.twitter.com/rY3bAB5F8w— Columbia Fire (@ColaFire) October 7, 2015
#Gamecocks pitched in at AC Flora shelter today. So energized by helping to take care of our community! pic.twitter.com/sigR8Mpqdb— GamecockWBB (@GamecockWBB) October 7, 2015
Members of our team volunteering at the Red Cross Shelter at A.C. Flora today #Gamecocks pic.twitter.com/I2aQP0PPJ8— Gamecock MBB (@GamecockMBB) October 6, 2015
The state of South Carolina has seen historic flooding with some areas receiving as much as 20 inches of rain between Oct. 2 and Oct. 4. Classes at South Carolina have been canceled and the football team's home game against LSU has been moved to Baton Rouge. All ticket sales after expenses will go back to South Carolina, according to LSU's athletic department. The Red Cross will also be at Tiger Stadium to accept donations.
After Hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana in 2005, Baton Rouge wasn't ready for LSU's game against Arizona State. The Tigers and Sun Devils played in Tempe with LSU as the home team, much like South Carolina will do on Saturday.
Fellow SEC school Vanderbilt also knows how much damage flooding can cause. Its Nashville campus was hiy by a major flood in 2010. The Commodores aim to have a truck loaded up with water bottles and generators to take to Columbia on Friday.
Nashville needed help in 2010. Now SC needs our aid. We're collecting cases of bottled water Thurs., Oct. 8. #SCFlood pic.twitter.com/mhgK0FaT75— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) October 7, 2015
Gamecocks football coach Steve Spurrier has also urged fans to help donate their efforts to the Red Cross.
As Columbia begins the recovery process from the horrific floods, @RedCrossSC needs your help.Text RedCross to 90999 to make a $10 Donation— Coach Steve Spurrier (@SC_HBC) October 6, 2015