Coker student-athletes send love, support and clothes to Hurricane Harvey Victims
Coker College student-athletes have heard the call to action, and donated clothing items to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Led by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Cobras sent multiple boxes of t-shirts, shorts, travel gear, and bags that were donated by several of the Cobra athletic teams.
With rainfall topping 50 inches in some areas, Harvey devastated a large region of Texas stretching from the Houston area into Louisiana. The natural disaster has affected Houston’s economic growth and has killed at least 39 people, including a Houston police officer.
Hartsville, and the surrounding southeastern region of the United States are no strangers to the havoc a hurricane can bring to an area. Just last year, Hurricane Matthew swept through Hartsville and damaged houses, cars, and a plethora of other personal property. In addition, some areas of the region were without power for weeks.
Although the Hartsville and Coker College community felt a fraction of what Harvey brought to Southeastern Texas, numerous Coker student-athletes understood what the victims were going through, and decided to accept the challenge made by University of Houston head men’s basketball coach, Kelvin Sampson, earlier this week, and donated clothes to those in need in the Houston area.
“We’re sending our love and support to the people in Houston during this tragic time,” said Coker student-athletes Faith Kent and Gary Baker. “Coker College is keeping everyone in our thoughts and we will continue to pray for your safety.”