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The recent flooding in Baton Rouge has devastated thousands of families who could use any and all help from others during this trying time.
Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu & cornerback Patrick Peterson answered the call and gave a huge helping hand to hundreds of families by donating school supplies to 700 children in the area. They were delivered on Thursday by the Boys & Girls Club, according to Arizona Cardinals official website.
“Me and Pat, we’re really fortunate being in the position that we are in, and obviously we have roots there,” Mathieu said. “We wanted to help any way we can. We wanted to target the kids. We know a lot of them lost everything in the flood, and we know school had just started, so we really thought about them.”
Mathieu, who is a native of New Orleans, and Peterson both attended LSU, and they consider Baton Rouge as a ‘second home’.
“I thought it was a no-brainer to give a helping hand,” Peterson said. “There are families of people who are in dire need, who have lost everything. I believe Ty sent back some goods, as far as toothbrushes and toothpaste. I sent back clothing, pillows, whatever the families may need.”
“It’s a very tragic situation,” Peterson said. “It seems like Louisiana can’t catch a break. All we can do is keep them in our prayers and do whatever we can as athletes and as fellow LSU athletes to give a helping hand.”
Props to both guys.