Erica Beach and Derek Watson
Erica Beach and Derek Watson
UNM Softball Coach Erica Beach and her boyfriend, former Lobo football player Derek Watson are in the final stretch for collecting food, water and other necessities for the people affected by the tornado in Moore, Okla.

"We have enough clothing, but we need more bottled water, canned food, new packaged food, as well as baby items and pet food," Beach said.

Volunteers, including Lobo football player Jared Francisco and softball player Ally Hakeem were diligently sorting the mountains of donations inside the softball locker room on south campus.

Hakeem said, "I am proud of my coaches for reaching out to do this for another state. It is nice to see donations come in from across Albuquerque and the state. It shows me that mankind is good."

Donations can be brought to the Lobo Softball field locker room, west of the Pit and adjacent to the baseball field, through Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m.

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