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FAMU football helps in post-hurricane relief efforts 24 hours after big win

FAMU football helps in post-hurricane relief efforts 24 hours after big win
FAMU football helps in post-hurricane relief efforts 24 hours after big win
Posted at 2:37 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 09:29:39-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida A&M University football team provided relief to two locations in the Florida Panhandle following the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. 

The football team partnered with FAMU, the FAMU National Alumni Association (NAA), and FAMU Athletics to send players to two locations to provide relief, just 24 hours after they won a game in Greensboro, NC. 

FAMU Head Football Coach, Willie Simmons, took players to Havana to provide meals and water on Highway 27.  

The second crew of players went with FAMU Associate Athletics Director, Vaughn Wilson, to Marianna, Fla. to provide relief in conjunction with the Jackson County Chapter of the FAMU NAA.  

FAMU said these efforts support the university’s FAMU Cares initiative.  

The FAMU College of Law in Orlando and FAMU’s main campus in Tallahassee are collecting donations, such as bottled water, first aid kits, personal hygiene products and other items for the community and Florida Panhandle communities impacted by the hurricane.