Saints Aid Flood Recovery Near West Virginia Training Camp

Jul 28, 2016

  The New Orleans Saints have spent much of their first full day in West Virginia helping the community where they're opening training camp recover from disastrous flooding.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, during the teams community park clean efforts before the start of their NFL football training camp in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Credit Chris Tilley / AP

Much of the Saints' efforts were focused on a park where there are playing fields, public tennis and basketball courts, and a playground.

Right tackle Zach Strief says, "If any organization understands what it means to clean up from a natural disaster," it's the Saints, who played a significant role in helping New Orleans recover after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.

The Saints are in their third year holding training camp at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs. They're slated to start practicing Thursday.

Flooding in late June killed 23 people in West Virginia, including 15 in Greenbrier County, while damaging numerous structures.