HOUSTON – The University of Houston athletics department is hosting a supply drive to help those in need after Hurricane Florence.
The donations will be accepted Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
"I helped a year ago when Coach (Kelvin) Sampson put out the call," said Kevin Olivett, with UH Athletic. "(It's) my way of giving back. Stay strong. We are behind you. If you need help just ask. That's what we are here to do."
"I think the entire country showed grace and kindness to Houston during hurricane Harvey," said Shawn Culpepper, who was donating items Monday. "(It's the) very least we can do to return the favor when there's so much devastation there right now."
A truck will be loaded at the southwest corner of TDECU Stadium, and once the drive is over, the truck will leave for the East Coast.
Anyone who wants to donate is asked to drive into Lot 12A on the south side of the stadium. Volunteers will be ready to receive items and load them on the truck.
Here is a list of items of need:
- Bottled water
- Cleaning supplies: mops, mop buckets, brooms, bleach wipes, bleach, garbage bags, bug spray
- Canned, ready-to-eat items with pull tops, including vegetables and fruit
- Protein in pouches or pull-top cans: tuna, beef stew, chili, canned chicken
- Peanut butter
- Snacks: granola bars, breakfast bars, etc.
- Pet food