Jan. 22nd 2020 - Freshman Forward Esmery Martinez puts up against a contested layup against Oklahoma State at the Coliseum

Jan. 22nd 2020 - Freshman Forward Esmery Martinez puts up against a contested layup against Oklahoma State at the Coliseum

A GoFundMe campaign has been created to help support a member of the WVU women’s basketball team after Hurricane Isaias affected her homeland.

Esmery Martinez, a sophomore forward, hails from the Dominican Republic. Her hometown of Hato Mayor del Ray was hit hard by the Category 1 hurricane. According to WVU, her childhood home sustained “ruinous damage” due to the event.

Martinez’s family was able to evacuate their home before the hurricane made land, but there is still a lot that her family needs help with. The fundraising campaign, which had raised more than $7,500 as of Monday afternoon, aims to raise money for clothing, food and other items.

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Matthew Digby is a senior at WVU majoring in journalism with a minor in sport communication. He has been working at the Daily Athenaeum for one year and is working as the Sports Editor for the first time this fall. He is from Ottawa Lake, Michigan.