University of Maryland basketball player Donta Scott is strong on the court, but his latest challenge outside of painting broke his heart. Flooding from Hurricane Ida destroyed her family’s home in Philadelphia two weeks ago.
“It’s tough, but I’ve always been a tough guy, I don’t like worry that much,” Scott said. “It’s a little hard to know that you can’t be with your family right now when they’re going through situations like this.”
In a video, Scott’s parent shows damage around the house, including Scott’s bedroom. Her mother, Sandra Campbell, breaks down.
“I have a 93-year-old mother and like I said, she’s been here her whole life. So for something like that to happen, it’s really bad, ”Campbell said.
The family was able to evacuate, but lost everything in the process. For this reason, Scott’s teammates and coach encouraged him to create a GoFundMe page.
It was then that the donations started to flow.
“I appreciate everyone who has donated and supported,” Scott said.
UMD’s head basketball coach for the men’s team posted the link on Twitter to share Scott’s story.
Now Scott and his mom have said they value the Terps basketball community.
“It was a blessing that people were always ready to help,” Campbell said.