Jarran Reed is a long way from home while playing for the Seattle Seahawks. But that isn’t stopping the former Alabama defensive lineman from trying to help his hometown.
Reed is from Goldsboro, N.C., which was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month. In an effort to help the town recover, Reed has started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for the rebuilding effort.
Also, Reed will be donating $250 toward the effort for every sack the Seahawks record the rest of the season.
“I love and care for my city and I want to help the most I can for the city to overcome this event,” Reed said in a video on his GoFundMe page.
Reed will have the chance to start making donations of his own when the Seahawks, who are 4-1-1, play at the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
Earlier this year, Reed was a second-round pick in the NFL Draft after helping Alabama win the national championship in his senior season. The defensive tackle recorded his first NFL sack on Oct. 16 against the Atlanta Falcons.