In conjunction with The Greenbrier\u2019s Neighbors Loving Neighbors program, the Marshall University women\u2019s volleyball team provided a helping hand Wednesday, assisting with flood relief efforts at Villa Park in White Sulphur Springs.\r\nThe Thundering Herd squad, which has been in the area for training camp the last few days, spread lime on the football field, to help control bacteria, and spread fresh mulch on the park\u2019s playground area.\r\n\u201cWe have come down here for training camp for several years, and this year, with everything that has happened, we knew we wanted to find a way to help,\u201d said Marshall head coach Mitch Jacobs. \u201cThis is the perfect project, because most of these girls grew up playing on fields just like this, and we want to help kids in the area get back on these fields.\r\n\u201cThis is West Virginia. The state of West Virginia basically funds our program, and I think giving back is one of the most important things we can do.\u201d\r\nThe June 23 floods impacted much of West Virginia, with Greenbrier County one of the hardest-hit areas. Fifteen of the 23 lives claimed by the floods were in Greenbrier County.\r\nSenior setter Taylor Riedel grew up in the Huntington area, graduating from Cabell Midland High School, so providing a helping hand to fellow West Virginians in need meant a great deal to her.\r\n\u201cI\u2019ve lived in West Virginia my whole life,\u201d she explained. \u201cI love this state, and the whole state has a community feel. It feels great to be able to help people in this area out, because I know they would do the same if something happened to Huntington.\u201d\r\nCassie Weaver a senior outside hitter, is also playing college volleyball in her hometown of Huntington, and, as it is for Riedel, that sense of state pride is important.\r\n\u201cThe Greenbrier is beautiful, and this place is beautiful,\u201d Weaver said. \u201cIt\u2019s sad to see it looking like this. We\u2019re trying to get it back into shape, and I think it\u2019s awesome that we have 23 players here and are able to get so much done.\u201d\r\nThe Marshall University volleyball team will open the 2016 season at the Hoosier Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., on Aug. 26.\r\nFor more information on Neighbors Loving Neighbors, visit Greenbrier.com\/neighbors.