Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers is doing what he can to help the people in his community and beyond who’ve been affected by Hurricane Florence.
On Friday, the future Hall of Famer announced he’s starting a Hurricane Florence relief fund while calling on his teammates and other players around the league to pitch in.
Today I’m starting a Hurricane Florence relief fund and encouraging my teammates, players around the league and people in the community to join in. #KeepPounding pic.twitter.com/juaKipcB9d
— Pep (@juliuspeppers_) September 21, 2018
“Being a native of the Carolinas, and seeing the reality of these people affected by the hurricane, it made me want to do something to help,” Peppers said in the video.
The team also announced Peppers’ relief fund, and he elaborated a bit more speaking with the media about what he hopes to accomplish.
“When these disasters happen you don’t have the basic necessities. Sometimes we take those things for granted,” Peppers said. “That’s what’s on my mind. I’m just trying to do something to help.”
He also announced he’s kicked off the fundraising efforts by donating $100,000 of his own money to the “Julius Peppers Hurricane Relief Fund,” in partnership with Foundation For The Carolinas.