Team hav­ing Hur­ri­cane Har­vey re­lief drive

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - SPORTS - By Chris Perkins Staff writer

The Mi­ami Dol­phins have started a Hur­ri­cane Har­vey re­lief drive at both Hard Rock Sta­dium and the team’s train­ing fa­cil­ity in Davie. The ef­fort runs through Sept. 15.

Do­na­tions will be sent di­rectly to shel­ters in the Hous­ton area.

Among the items the Dol­phins are col­lect­ing: baby di­a­pers, baby for­mula, baby clothes, non­per­ish­able food, bot­tled wa­ter, san­i­tizer wipes, cloth­ing, school sup­plies, bat­ter­ies, can­dles, blan­kets, fem­i­nine hy­giene prod­ucts, toi­letries, cloth­ing, hand san­i­tizer, plates, cof­fee, creamer, su­gar. (A full list can be found at Dol­

Items can be dropped off at Hard Rock Sta­dium (347 Don Shula Drive, Mi­ami Gar­dens) or the Bap­tist Health Train­ing Fa­cil­ity at Nova South­east­ern Univer­sity (7500 SW 30th St., Davie). For more in­for­ma­tion, call (305) 943-7900 or email community@dol­

Hur­ri­cane Har­vey has wreaked havoc across the Hous­ton area, mostly by dump­ing record-break­ing rain in the re­gion.

The storm has touched a few Dol­phins play­ers per­son­ally.

Safety Michael Thomas, cor­ner­back Xavien Howard and de­fen­sive end Cameron Malveaux are Hous­ton-area na­tives. As of two days ago, all their rel­a­tives were safe, al­though Thomas was con­cerned about a sis­ter who needs ra­di­a­tion treat­ment for breast can­cer and another sis­ter who is a first re­spon­der.

Malveaux, an un­drafted rookie from the Univer­sity of Hous­ton, said he’d talked to friends at the school who said part of their cam­pus was flooded.

“They said it’s crazy,” Malveaux said Mon­day, “but it’s some­thing they’ve got to go through.”

Malveaux, whose home­town of Beau­mont was hit hard by the storm when it made another land­fall early Wed­nes­day, said some of his rel­a­tives had lost elec­tric­ity.

“Most of them are OK, but a cou­ple of them are in a bad sit­u­a­tion,” he said. “But they’re do­ing fine, they’ll be al­right.

“I’m from Beau­mont, but I still have a lot of fam­ily in Hous­ton. It’s re­ally af­fect­ing them. My heart goes out to ev­ery­body out there. It’s not just my fam­ily, it’s the whole city of Hous­ton.”

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