BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University softball team traveled to Wilmington, N.C. over the weekend to help with cleanup following Hurricane Florence. The team helped a family move debris out of their yard and help repair their house that was damaged by the hurricane.
"Going to Wilmington was an experience that we will never forget," said head coach Jake Cockerham. "We are so proud of our student-athletes for their leadership and their response. God is working through each of us every day, and while we do not control events or outcomes in life, we always have control over how we respond. We wanted to respond by demonstrating that no one is alone during difficult times.
The Tornado softball team worked with Samaritan's Purse, an organization that helps people in need worldwide. Samaritan's Purse has aided the world's poor, sick and suffering for more than 40 years. For more information on Samaritan's Purse, click here.
"Volunteering with Samaritan's Purse this weekend was nothing short of a blessing," Rachel Farmer said. "Not only did we get the opportunity to go and serve a family whose property was damaged by the hurricane but, we also got to witness the man that lived in the house get saved and I'd count that as a win in my book any day."