The University of South Carolina community, no stranger to the impact of flooding, delivered when the school began accepting donations to aid the flood-affected Baton Rouge, La.
They delivered so much, the Gamecocks needed a second truck and halted the donations drive a day earlier than expected.
The school announced late Thursday afternoon the Gamecock football equipment truck set to take supplies to LSU was at capacity, prompting the use of a second truck to take everything that was donated. The school expected the second truck to be full by the end of Thursday’s soccer match.
“Because of the overwhelming compassion of the Midlands community, the Gamecock football equipment truck has been filled with donations for Baton Rouge flood relief,” the school said in a release.
The trucks and the supplies will head out Friday for Louisiana.
The LSU community supported the Gamecocks last fall when the state of South Carolina was affected by flooding, including with hospitality when two schools’ football game was relocated from Columbia to Baton Rouge. Vanderbilt also sent several trucks with supplies to the Palmetto State.