As thousands of residents across the Carolinas continue to work toward rebuilding their homes after the historic Hurricane Florence flood waters, more and more non-affected Carolinians are stepping up to help.
Julius Peppers, the Panthers legendary defensive end, called on his fellow Panther players to drive up to Lumberton to physically work on some rebuilding projects all day today and called on Panther fans to donate as much as they can toward relief efforts.
The Panthers just posted a video of Peppers talking to his teammates about the need, noting, “Julius Peppers will be working with residents to clean up flooded homes in Lumberton, NC tomorrow. #OneCarolina“
The Panthers organization is not only partnering with local cleanup efforts and donating funds to area non-profits – they’ve also partnered with Visit North Carolina and Discover South Carolina to create a #careolinas t-shirt, from which 100% of the proceeds will go to hurricane Florence relief efforts.
So far, they’ve sold over 10,000 t-shirts, generating over $200,000 of additional funds to help those affected by the hurricane.