SEC DELIVERS $100,000 CHECK TO LSU FOR FLOOD RELIEF FOR UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES
BATON ROUGE – The Southeastern Conference delivered a check in the amount of $100,000 to LSU this week to assist University employees who suffered losses during the catastrophic flood that impacted Baton Rouge and surrounding communities last August.
“On behalf of the LSU employees affected by the flood, I wish to thank Commissioner Sankey and the members of the Southeastern Conference their assistance,” LSU President Dr. F. King Alexander said. “Though the flood is several months behind us, it remains very real to the thousands of Louisiana residents who remain in temporary housing with many months of recovery ahead.”
The donation was made to the LSU Employee Assistance Fund, which was established at the request of Alexander in late August to assist those University employees that were affected by the flood.
“We are very appreciative of this generous donation from the SEC,” LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva said. “We are fortunate to be part of a great league that cares about its member institutions in areas that go well beyond competition. This donation will go a long way in helping LSU employees who were impacted by the devastating flood continue to rebuild and restore what was lost last August.”
On making the contribution to the flood relief fund for LSU employees, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said, “it’s a privilege of the Conference office to make this donation and we wish the people of Baton Rouge and LSU continued success in their recovery form the devastating floods that occurred in August of 2016.”