South Carolina coach Will Muschamp used his Tuesday press conference to bring awareness to the effects Hurricane Florence has had on the Carolinas.
Muschamp wore a dark blue T-shirt with “One Carolina” on the front.
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“First of all, I just want to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone that’s been affected by Hurricane Florence on the North and South Carolina coasts,” Muschamp said per The State.com. “It’s a very unfortunate situation that’s still impacting people I think half a million people are without power and flooding is obviously an issue and a very sensitive to what happened here in 2015. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during a very difficult time.”
The “One Carolina” shirts depict an outline of North and South Carolina and are produced by Palmetto Shirt Co.
The company will donate all proceeds from the T-shirts to Habitat for Humanity rebuilding efforts in both states.
The shirts, which cost $10, can be found at www.palmettoshirtco.com.
USC also is taking donations for victims of the storm and subsequent flooding. The Gamecocks will collect clothing, food and water at the Rice Athletics Center this week.
South Carolina’s game vs. Marshall was cancelled last week because of fears the hurricane would inflict significant damage to the state’s coastal areas and possibly the Midlands.
Hurricane Florence eventually weakened and traveled north, yet has caused a large amount of rainfall and massive flooding in areas of both Carolinas.