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Flood relief items given to Manning community

Darlington High School donates flood relief items to opponent

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DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Darlington and Manning High School football game was about more than just playing football tonight. In the past month, Darlington volunteers have been collecting flood relief items to give to the Manning community after tonight’s game.

This game was rescheduled three times because of the flooding in October. Since then, Darlington High School students and staff have been doing what they can to help support schools in the district, and the Manning community is one of those areas hit the hardest during the floods. Football players pitched in today to help get the donated items displayed and ready for tonight.

Manning High School Athletic Director, Brian Joyner says the effort add to the school pride. “It means a lot to our community, it means a lot to our school district. Everybody is extremely appreciative of all of the people stepping up and helping out during this time," said Joyner.

“We’re going to compete on the field tonight, but off the field their just high school kids and I think it’s great that we show sportsmanship and care about one another and I think that’s what makes sports special, it brings about camaraderie you may not get somewhere else," Joyner said.

Darlington fire and police gave the school cleaning supplies, water, and paper products, and others in the community brought clothes. Darlington’s principal says the students have been the driving force behind all of this, and said they were still receiving more donations today.

The recent heavy rain has caused the Manning community to be in need of the donated items even more now. Roy McArthur, a Manning resident says, “There’s a lot of people still in need in our area, a neighbor right down the road from me she’s an elderly lady and her house has still got water all in her yard. There’s a lot of need from this past week its back flooded, the ground is just so saturated. It can’t take any more rain.”  

McArthur also says these football games are a chance for them to forget about the rain for a while and it helps relieve tension they’ve felt from all the flood damage.

The flood relief items from tonight's game will go back to Manning High School so the school district, along with the mayor can decide where the most need is.

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