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CCU needs your help, last week to collect supplies for Louisiana flood victims

CCU to collect supplies for Louisiana flood victims (Source: Ruby Durham) CCU to collect supplies for Louisiana flood victims (Source: Ruby Durham)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - People all over the country are donating supplies to the people of Louisiana after one of the worst flooding events in U.S history washed through their streets, including right here in our community.

Coastal Carolina University is sending off their love and support through an 18-wheeler truck.

The flooding in Louisiana hit home for CCU, it took them back to the historic floods here in our state.

Now they're needing your support to help Louisiana pick up the pieces of their lives.

"We have a lot of the same feelings that the people in Louisiana currently are going through, we felt a need to assist in that area, and it also helps that we have Sunbelt conference members in the state of Louisiana," CCU Associate Athletic Director Carie Rosiek said.

They're needing everything from water, canned goods, toiletries, school supplies but the main necessity is cleaning supplies.

"A lot of the individuals in the flood areas are dealing with mold, they’re also dealing with a lot of insects so bug repellent is our popular items, we'll take anything with the exception of clothes and furniture," Rosiek said.

Administrators say already they've received support from people across the United States and even Chanticleer alums that want to assist.

"It means that everyone still has an understanding of what it means to be a chanticleer and we're not only here at this institution to play sports but we're here to assist our community," Rosiek said.

Student-athletes have also jumped on board.

"I’ve been using Instagram, Twitter, Facebook things like that and also word of mouth is huge, I've been going around handing out flyers just telling people and informing people of what we're doing here,” CCU Student-athlete Jenna Stover said.

While they too have been getting a lot of support, they're wanting donations to actually be able to go to Louisiana to hand deliver the supplies.

"It's really awesome that were able to go there show them that we’re here for them and not expect anything in return just purely seeing them happy and letting them know that they're not alone in this,” Stover said.

There's still time to add to the donation pile.

There will be a Day of Giving to hand in supplies and also to meet and greet with student athletes this Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. behind the baseball’s stadium scoreboard.

To send donations or to see the supply list, visit http://www.goccusports.com/genrel/082916aaa.html.

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