As cities and counties throughout the midwest continue to recover from recent flooding, the University of Nebraska announced its plans to use its spring game as a way to help.
247Sports.com reports that the annual Red-White scrimmage will feature volunteers from the Red Cross, Nebraska Athletics, the N Club and student-athletes collecting cash donations at all entrances of Memorial Stadium. All of the money raised will go toward Nebraska/Southwest Iowa flood relief efforts.
Floods caused by snowmelt, rainfall and a weather event called a bomb cyclone have caused devastating damage throughout the region. The Des Moines Register reports that some of the roadways damaged in the flooding could take months to reopen, and even more flooding is possible with rain in the forecast.
The Red Cross, in working with community and government partners, has reportedly been able to target aid to areas of Nebraska and Southwest Iowa that were hardest hit — accounting for people’s most urgent needS: safe places to sleep, meals, and referrals to agencies for the people who have been displaced.
Red Cross-supported shelters will remain open as long as is necessary, but 247Sports reports that the disaster relief effort will continue for at least another two months.
Fans looking to help out at the Nebraska spring game are asked to have their cash available upon stadium entry. Donation collection will only take place inside the stadium.