Texas A&M will meet LSU tomorrow at home in College Station for a Thanksgiving day SEC matchup. A game that carries implications in a number of areas (bowl bids, conference standings, Ed Orgeron’s case to be offered the full time job as LSU coach), it will also feature a case of extraordinary humanitarian efforts.
Prior to the kickoff, the Aggies will present the LSU Tigers with a check for $50,000 to help aid in the relief of those affected by floods this summer.
The fundraising campaign was headed by Texas A&M student-body president Hannah Wimberly and Executive Vice President Dan Rosenfield on Nov. 15. In that short amount of time, they have raised a staggering amount of money that will go directly to those in need.
50 percent of the funds will aid LSU students who were affected by the flooding, the other half will go to LSU faculty members and staff who were likewise affected.
Texas A&M students will present LSU with a $50,000 check for flood relief during Thursday's game pic.twitter.com/23FGtKsLzv
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Wimberly expressed excitement over the success of the fundraising campaign and has a good deal to be proud of. Thousands were displaced from their homes in the wake of the flooding and this will go a long way towards helping them resume their normal lives.
There will be no love lost during the actual game, though. An LSU loss would drop the to 6-5 on the season, following a loss to Florida last week. A&M will be looking to finish strong. A
fter starting the season 6-0, they are 2-3 in their last five games.
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