BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Cincinnati Bengals and former LSU running back Jeremy Hill gave back to his hometown of Baton Rouge on Tuesday to aid in the flood recovery effort.
Hill put up donation money to which three different companies collectively matched with items to donate.
St. Vincent de Paul coordinated the donation to be received by children from Park Forest Elementary, who are currently attending Eden Park Elementary.
"A lot of our families have been displaced and obviously, our school has been displaced and now we're at Eden Park," said Principal Alicia Franklin of Park Forest Elementary. "So when they had a chance to see all the items and see all the smiles on their faces, it's amazing."
"We can't thank Jeremy enough for really sharing his great fortune and hard work with these children," said Michael Acaldo, president of St. Vincent de Paul. "And I can tell you, the kids really appreciate it."
"Thank you Mr. Hill," all of the kids said.
The students received underwear from Ethika, backpacks from Sprayground and clothing from Adidas.