Lucas Stauffer, 25, a Jena security American, missed his last training session of the year and flew to his home in Kentucky on Friday.
After a devastating hurricane with more than 70 deaths, every aid is needed there.
Staffer was scared for hours for his loved ones!
“Of course I followed it from Germany, but no one at home answered the phone, did not go WhatsApp or SMS,” he says.
At one point he reached out to his parents. Staffer: “The hurricane struck three-quarters of an hour from my hometown. We had no electricity and all networks collapsed!
Staffer was allowed to leave early as the game against Locke was canceled.
Now he wants to help his homeland! “I participated in a fundraising appeal on Kentucky Sports Radio. To do this, food and clothing are collected on site, ”he explains.
After all, the whole family has lost everything. “We in Kentucky always stick together at times like this. That’s what sets us apart,” says Stauffer, who was delighted to have his parents and girlfriend in his arms on Saturday.
Others are not so lucky; Those who know him are also affected.
“Friend of animals everywhere. Web guru. Organizer. Food geek. Amateur tv fanatic. Coffee trailblazer. Alcohol junkie.”