Shai Werts and family left with little possessions after house fire

Kaitlin Sells

This week Shai Werts’ family suffered from a tragic house fire and lost most of their possessions.

Werts is a now a redshirt sophomore and plays quarterback for the Eagles. The QB from Clinton, South Carolina played in and started 11 games for the 2017-18 season and has been a growing asset for the football team as a whole.

{{tncms-inline account=”kells🔆” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Prayers and support going out to our own <a href="https://twitter.com/_shaiwertss?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@_shaiwertss</a> during this time, remember all of Eagle Nation is behind you!If anyone would like to make a donation to support the Wertz family in this difficult time, you can support by visiting <a href="https://t.co/j2xl079qQX">https://t.co/j2xl079qQX</a> <a href="https://t.co/E8lfNo27Sv">pic.twitter.com/E8lfNo27Sv</a></p>— kells🔆 (@kaitlin_sells4) <a href="https://twitter.com/kaitlin_sells4/status/1028102007964479488?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 11, 2018</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/kaitlin_sells4/status/1028102007964479488″ type=”twitter”}}

To support the Werts family, a GoFundMe account has been established. Georgia Southern boosters may not donate due to an NCAA compliance.

Other boosters can donate through this sponsored page established by the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation.

{{tncms-inline account=”Jake Wallace” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Terrible news for <a href="https://twitter.com/_shaiwertss?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@_shaiwertss</a>, but Eagle fans can lend a helping hand.Just make sure you do it correctly. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DoRight?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DoRight</a> <a href="https://t.co/9CP1dbQpVN">https://t.co/9CP1dbQpVN</a></p>— Jake Wallace (@WTOCJake) <a href="https://twitter.com/WTOCJake/status/1028099420217335809?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 11, 2018</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/WTOCJake/status/1028099420217335809″ type=”twitter”}}

If you are writing a check, make it out to the Athletic Foundation and include “Werts Family” on the memo line. Checks can be sent to the foundation at PO Box 8115, Statesboro, Georgia 30460.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Assistant Sports Editor, [email protected]