University FAMU Cares Initiative Underway
Florida A&M University (FAMU) Head Football Coach Willie Simmons, fresh off of one of the biggest victories in recent history, immediately turned his attention to the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle. Partnering with FAMU, the FAMU National Alumni Association (NAA) and FAMU Athletics, Simmons dispersed players to two locations to provide relief, just 24 hours after the signature win in Greensboro, N.C. Simmons took players to Havana, Fla., to provide meals and water on Highway 27.
The second crew went with FAMU Associate Athletics Director Vaughn Wilson to Marianna, Fla. to provide relief in conjunction with the Jackson County Chapter of the FAMU NAA. Col. Gregory Clark, president of the FAMU NAA, facilitated the donation after making contact with the chapter’s leadership and funded the supplies to assist not only chapter members, but people in Marianna.
These efforts support the University’s FAMU Cares initiative. The FAMU College of Law in Orlando and FAMU’s main campus in Tallahassee are collecting donations, such as bottled water, first aid kits, personal hygiene products and other items for FAMUans and Florida Panhandle communities impacted by the hurricane.