Team having Hurricane Harvey relief drive
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 Dolphins.com.)
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 email@example.com.
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.”