Alabama coach Nick Saban is leading an effort to garner support and aid for high school football teams in the West Virginia communities that were devastated by recent flooding in the area.
Saban, who is a West Virginia native, is asking for Alabama high schools to help by donating a full football uniform to the West Virginia high schools that were impacted by the tragedy, according to an Alabama athletics release.
“Football was such an important part of my childhood in West Virginia, and to see the devastation the flooding has caused, and how it has threatened so many high school football teams, we wanted to find a way to help,” Saban said. “We are asking each high school from across the state to donate a full uniform to help these schools get their kids back on the football field this season.”
According to the release, many of the West Virginia schools are in need of helmets and shoulder pads in addition to jerseys. The cost of which can add up quickly when trying to replace an entire team’s uniform.
Here’s how you can help the effort, if you’re so inclined:
The Alabama football program will collect all of these uniforms by July 25 so they can be transported to West Virginia. Those wishing to help can send their donations to: Mal Moore Athletic Complex, Attn: Jeff Springer, 323 Bryant Dr., Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.