Jul 2nd, 2016
Bubba digs deep for Greenbrier flood victims
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Bubba and his wife Angie have donated $250,000 to help the victims of the terrible floods that tore into Greenbrier. He has also pledged to get his hands dirty after the WGC Bridgestone.
“It’s the first time I’ve been around true devastation that’s impacted an area where I live,” said Bubba. “I’ll be there Sunday night when we leave here. I’ll get back down there and do my part, get my hands dirty, and try to help out in any way I can.
“We’ve guaranteed ourselves we’re going to give $250,000 to a local organisation, Neighbours Loving Neighbours. The churches, we’re reaching out because the churches are the community, and they know the families that are in need.
“It’s just a tragic thing. These are people that I see every day at the hotel, at the golf courses working, and now they have nothing. It’s very devastating, but it grows a community together. White Sulphur Springs is where the Greenbrier is, so it’s been wild. It’s been wild, and just shows how blessed and lucky we are that stuff can be taken away that fast.”
“They’ve saw my social media so every player is talking about how they can help, what they need,” he said. “Players are not talking about writing cheques, they’re talking about buying stuff and sending it. Do they need 50 cases of water? Do they need more clothes? So we’re trying to reach the families in the community and figure it out.”
Good work Bubba. We salute you.