"Wear White & Wave Maroon" to Raise Money for Wildfire Victims

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This wildfire season, the Brazos Valley has seen it's fair share of activity.

The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at A&M joined with other students and former Students to form a group called Aggie Wildfire Relief.
They are gearing up for the Baylor game with some special white and maroon merchandise.

Millions of acres have been scorched by wildfires running rampant across the state.

"I've seen tornados leave less damage than these wildfires have," said A&M senior, Will Hatheway.

Residents of Bastrop County who have lost their homes, properties and livelihoods are now facing new flames.
Will Hatheway is from the Austin area.

Hatheway said, "All the shrub{s} and all the green, gone...you can look for a quarter of a mile through the tree line, it's very depressing."

He is also part of Aggie Wildfire Relief, a group on A&M's campus that's trying to turn tragedy into an opportunity to show the rest of the state what Aggie spirit is all about.

"I can't imagine what these other families are going through and then the firefighters, worrying about their own families while they're taking care and trying to protect others," said A&M sophomore, Tyler Frohlich.

At $2 per maroon towel, the group has raised $20,000 so far, with the help of 25 other student organizations.

"We literally sold over 1500 towels in one day. The response has been enormous," added Hatheway.

Even Reveille came by to show her support.

Class Council is selling "white out" T-shirts and CC Creations even picked up the wildfire relief logo for T-shirt sales.
No matter what you decide to buy from these groups, all the proceeds go to the wildfire relief.

Hatheway said, "All the money we have gets split 50/50 to the American Red Cross and the Texas Volunteer Firefighters."

"It's definitely for a good cause and it's a good way to show Aggie Spirit,"added A&M junior, Casey Christopher.

If you want your towel in time for the Baylor game, the last day to order online is Monday...and supplies on campus are going fast.

Texas Roadhouse is also doing their part to help.
The restaurant is doing a profit-share starting Friday, through Sunday.

They will donate 10% of your total food purchases.
You do need to bring a flyer with you, click on the link below to print one out.