BUFFALO, N.Y. — The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has left devastation for thousands in Houston. Some people are without homes, food or clothing. Athletes and sports programs in Western New York are pitching in to help out.
Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes, a Houston native, is donating $25,000 to relief efforts. He'll also add $5,000 more for every sack he records this season. Teammate Marcell Dareus has also pledged to give $25,000.
College athletic programs like UB, Canisius, Niagara and St. Bonaventure, as well as SUNY Buffalo State and Medaille are also joining in to help. At the request of the University of Houston men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson, schools around the country are sending clothing and shoes for victims of the flooding.
"When people are struggling or down, there's people all over here that are going to help out," said Terry Zeh, Canisius women's basketball coach. "We all know that when we had our snowstorms here and those issues happened here that people helped us out. So we're glad that we can do the same."
Hundreds of colleges at all levels competition have jumped on board to support Sampson's call for help through social media.