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Saints & Seahawks step up to help flooded high school teams in Louisiana

Two and half weeks ago the greater Baton Rouge, LA area experienced unprecedented flooding in what many are now referring to as a 500 year flood. As a result of the flooding, many area high school, middle school and youth programs lost much, or all, of their equipment.

Thousands of individuals, businesses and other groups have contributed countless resources in terms of food, water, building supplies, etc... geared towards getting families the resources they need to cope.

As we've seen following other disasters, high school football often is something a community can rally behind, a "normal" activity, a chance to forget about the flooding for a few hours on a Friday night. Problem is, the teams don't have the necessary equipment....

Here comes some help from some NFL owners & coaches.

Friday the Saints & the NFL will present the Denham Springs HS football program with equipment, apparel and other resources lost in the flooding.

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We also saw this video from former NFLer Jimmy Williams (currently the defensive coordinator at Episcopal HS in Baton Rouge) who is very thankful for all of the equipment, apparel, shoes, etc... that the Seattle Seahawks (one of the teams Jimmy played for) sent down to Louisiana.

As a local Baton Rouge resident I can assure you all that these gifts are sincerely needed and appreciated. The devastation from this flooding is hard to understand. It is widespread and truly devastating for some of the areas hit hardest. Thank you to all who have donated. If I can assist anyone who wants to help, please don't hesitate to contact me at Scott@FootballScoop.com.