Longtime Baltimore Ravens strong safety Lardarius Webb is joining the fray helping out the many thousands of people put out by Hurricane Harvey.
Tomorrow night during peak bar-hopping hours, Webb and Mother’s Federal Hill Griller will team up for a donation drive and fundraiser for displaced families. Webb has made an interesting, but heartfelt appeal to all who stop by the S. Charles Street bar: bring socks.
A flyer on the Lardarius Webb Foundation’s website asks that patrons bring pairs of new purple socks with them. They’re presumably to replace the pairs lost to the destructive flooding that hit Houston, Corpus Christi and other parts of Southeast Texas and West Louisiana last weekend and earlier this week. In a region with homes, shelters and most buildings flooded with standing water, those clean pairs of socks are especially valuable.
Mother’s is also pitching in significantly, donating 20 percent of all bar proceeds from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. to relief efforts for families. Webb’s foundation will be taking monetary donations as well, according to the flyer. Those who want to donate in advance can call Raquel Lilly, chief innovation and sustainability officer of the foundation, at 717-825-8222.
Webb and staff from his foundation will be in attendance, according to a Facebook event.
Webb is one of many NFL players pitching in to raise money for Hurricane Harvey’s victims. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has led the charge, raising nearly $15 million as of Friday at 2 p.m.
The Ravens, Under Armour and Exelon are among Baltimore’s large private entities that have pitched in large sums of money as well. Restaurants are hosting their own fundraisers, too, and hundreds of volunteers from Maryland have headed down to assist on the ground.
Maryland could be seeing some rainy offshoots of the hurricane this weekend as it makes its way north through the United States. Forecasters are also keeping an eye on Hurricane Irma, a system that’s currently intensifying in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.