Iowa and Kentucky are gearing up for a New Year’s Day showdown in the Citrus Bowl, but fans in Kentucky are dealing with the aftermath of severe storms.

Over the weekend, severe storms and tornadoes left a wake of destruction and injuries with a number of fatalities across the state. As those in the state try to regroup, head coach Kirk Ferentz is calling on Iowa fans to partner with the Wildcats football team in their fundraising efforts to help those affected.

“We are preparing to play Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl – but game planning for a bowl is nothing compared to the challenge the victims of this weekend’s severe weather outbreak are facing now and long into the future,” wrote Ferentz via statement.

“I called former Hawkeye Mark Stoops – the Wildcats’ head coach – and asked what the Hawkeyes could do to support those in need. He told me that Kentucky’s athletics department is raising money for victims through a telethon and an online fundraiser.

“Hawk fans are a passionate fan base. Let’s show them how compassionate we can be.”