Purdue fans can help Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas at Saturday's game

Posted at 1:51 AM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 01:51:12-04

WEST LAFAYETTE — Fans who attend Saturday's Purdue football game can support a good cause before they root on the Boilers.

Purdue is encouraging people to bring items that will be delivered to the Bahamas to help victims of Hurricane Dorian. There will be five drop-off locations at Ross-Ade Stadium: Gate B, Gate T2, Ross-Ade Pavilion entrance, Boilermaker Crossing at Weist Plaza and the north end of the stadium along Joe Tiller Drive.

The items Purdue said are most needed include baby formula, baby food, baby juice, bug spray, canned goods, cereal, disinfectant, first aid kits, flashlights, large plastic trash bags, non-perishable dry goods, pillows, sheet sets, towels, water and wet wipes.

Used clothes will not be accepted.

Purdue said the items fans donate will be transported to Florida via the Purdue football equipment trailer, which was provided by Boilermaker fan Mike Bloom, and then sent to the Bahamas.

Kickoff for Purdue's game against TCU is set for 7:30 p.m.