Red Cross to raise money for South Carolina at Tiger Stadium Saturday
BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross is teaming up with LSU to help with disaster relief when LSU hosts USC for a USC home game at Tiger Stadium.
“LSU fans are always stepping up, and generously, 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 in South Carolina.”
Volunteers will be at Tiger Stadium before the game Saturday to raise money for South Carolina, where record flooding has destroyed homes, roads and other infrastructure. Thousands of people are without water and power. Fans are invited to drop off coins, cash and checks.
Tiger fans helped in 2011 and 2013 after tornadoes in Alabama and Oklahoma, as well as in 2012 when Hurricane Isaac hit Louisiana.
Fifteen Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana already are in South Carolina.
Wednesday, the two football programs announced the game was moved to Baton Rouge.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Capital area prepares for St. Patrick's Day Parade
Student, worker arrested after fist fight between at local high school
Police: Man shot by deputy was having 'psychotic break', linked to nearby...
Video shows fist fight between student, worker at local high school
Visitation for fallen officer Chris Lawton