"When something happens with the nation, we have to stand up together and help out people who are in need," said Fresno State Senior, Grant Lippmann.
Most are buying tickets to see their Bulldogs take on Boise State Friday, but at that game, fans will also have the chance to lend a helping hand to Colorado from afar.
"The athletic department called and said the athletes want to do something for these families," said Ellen Knapp with American Red Cross.
That's why Fresno State athletes are teaming up with Red Cross volunteers to collect money at the Boise game from 4:30PM to 6:15PM. All proceeds will go to those who've lost almost everything.
"People realize that, you know, football as important as it is kind of pales in consideration when lives are at stake," said Fresno State Football Coach, Tim DeRuyter
Twenty Red Cross shelters are currently set up across Colorado helping thousands with the essentials, but resources are depleting fast.
"A warm place to stay, some food, health services, mental health services, whatever they might need in order to stabilize and rebuild their lives," said Knapp.
Students say when natural disasters strike that disrupt the lives of many, you can't help but feel compelled to give.
"I think a lot of people would donate because they can understand and relate to the situation," said Fresno State Junior, Gianna Dinuzzo.
Other ways to donate to American Red Cros:
Donate online at redcross.org or http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations.
Visit the Fresno State Vs. Boise State game Friday, 20th from 4PM-6:15PM at Bulldog stadium. Red cross volunteers and student athletes will be outside of the entrances to the game collecting monetary donations.
All proceeds go directly to those in need in Colorado.
You can also visit the Central Valley American Red Cross at:
American Red Cross
1300 W. Shaw Ave
Fresno, CA 93711