Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell is asking Calgarians to send love to his home state of Texas.
Hurricane Harvey has been pounding Texas for days, with thousands of people still seeking to be rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Officials estimate that 30,000 people will need shelter by the end of this week.
Bo Levi Mitchell is a Houston native, two of his brothers live outside Houston, and his father and step-mother live in Old Town Katy, one of the areas hardest hit by the storm.
Things are getting bad in hometown family putting sandbags to slow water down from getting to houses. Old town Katy being evacuated. Send ♥️— Bo Levi Mitchell (@BoLeviMitchell) August 28, 2017
The Calgary Stampeders profiled Bo in a feature earlier this year:
“Man, Katy as a kid … Just a great place to grow up,” Bo told the Stamps.
“Soon as school’s over, you head over to a friend’s place, going from house-to-house, playing games, jump in the pool.”
The Canadian Red Cross has just launched an official appeal – The Hurricane Harvey Appeal – to help victims of the Harvey storm.
To donate online, CLICK HERE. Donations can also be made by calling 1-800-418-1111.
Stand up comedian and actor Kevin Hart issued a challenge to a number of celebrities including Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake and The Rock to match his $25,000 donation to the Red Cross. (WARNING: He drops the S-bomb in his plea).
Earlier this year, Bo Levi Mitchell got a tattoo to honour Calgary.
“Three Sisters Mountains tattoo is almost done! My ode to Calgary, the birthplace of my daughter and my career. #home,” he wrote on his Twitter account, @BoLeviMitchell.
See his tattoo HERE. – Sarah