'Catastrophic flooding' hits Houston after Harvey's heavy downpour
Kansas State is asking fans to bring supplies to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief effort to the Wildcats’ first football game of the season against Central Arkansas on Saturday.
The school is encouraging fans to bring the following items:
▪ Cleaning supplies (bleach, cleaners, mops, brooms, garbage bags, face masks, etc.)
▪ New or unused children’s clothing
▪ School supplies
▪ Kids’ backpacks
There will be two donation centers adjacent to Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Fans located on the West side of the stadium can bring items to the Brandeberry Indoor Facility, located next to Cat Town. Fans located on the East side of the stadium can bring items to K-State’s Intercollegiate Rowing Center. Both donation centers will open at 1 p.m. and close at 5 p.m.
Standard gameday parking procedures will be in place, so fans will need to carry donation items to both locations.
All donations will be loaded onto K-State’s football equipment truck for transport to Baytown, Texas. K-State has partnered with the United Way on this effort.
K-State held a similar donation drive to help the Hurricane Katrina relief effort in Louisiana back in 2005.
“When we took stuff to New Orleans, the truck was absolutely full,” K-State football coach Bill Snyder said. “You guys have seen the truck. It’s pretty substantial. K-Staters really stood up for helping someone else, and they did a great job. I’m sure they will again.”
Kellis Robinett: @kellisrobinett