Saints' Thomas Morstead starts school supply drive for La. flood victims

Saints' Thomas Morstead starts school supply drive for La. flood victims

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead has started a school supply drive for victims of recent flooding in Louisiana. The goal of the initiative, known as 'Team Comeback Kids' is to provide hope for the new school year.

According to Dennis Lamonaco, spokesperson for Morstead's What You Give Will Grow Foundation, many affected by recent flooding have already started receiving donations and supplies but one of the last things many of the families may be thinking about is school supplies for the kids. And while some schools in the flooded areas are slated to open next week, the organization wants to help.

Lamonaco says that volunteers will pick up supplies, stuff backpacks and hand out the supplies to the schools in need. The program raised over $15,000 in donated and applications for support reached over 28,000 children. The teachers and schools who need supplies are asked to sign up so the organization can determine the greatest areas of need.

"My teammates and I have heavy hearts while we're on the road training for the NFL season," Morstead said. "I love Louisiana. It's home. It's where my kids are born and raised. That's why What You Give Will Grow is making a conscious effort to help families take at least one worry off their minds, which is school supplies."

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