Things get busy this time of year for college football programs, but LSU still made sure to lend a hand to its community.
Louisiana was hit with devastating flooding last week, causing the displacement of families from their homes across the state. The Baton Rouge area near LSU’s campus was hit especially hard, so the Tigers visited a local shelter Thursday in an effort to put smiles on the faces of those affected.
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“We can’t help but lend an eye and we when we have time, volunteer,” said head coach Les Miles per NOLA.com. “I can tell you what you find here, you find a great number of donations and a lot of volunteers. The post prevalent tag that I saw on anybody’s shirt was volunteer. Our guys came out and had fun and smiled and wished them well. Tomorrow, it’ll be back to practice and preparing for the opener. It was a great visit.”
Folks in Baton Rouge are also receiving a boost from out of state. The University of South Carolina filled two 18-wheelers full of supplies to send to Louisiana. It was a way of returning a favor. The Columbia, South Carolina, area dealt with flooding last year and received the help of the LSU community.
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