In late September, 2009 a tsunami hit the island of Samoa. Several football players on the U of O team have family and friends that were affected and asked the community to donate food and medical supplies. Lile donated several pallets of water and Lile associate Tim Gallus donated his truck and labor to load and transport over 35,000 lbs. of items from Eugene to Southern California, where the pallets were then shipped to Samoa.