ATLANTIC CITY – A little more than a week after Hurricane Sandy devastated this resort town, Michael Vick came to Atlantic City High School with a simple message Tuesday afternoon.

“We will be there for you,” the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback said.

Vick spoke to Atlantic City High School football players and cheerleaders. Players and cheerleaders from the Atlantic City Dolphins of the Atlantic County Junior Football League also heard Vick speak.

Vick also visited the Atlantic City Convention Center, which is serving as shelter for storm victims.

Hurricane Sandy adversely affected the lives of many Atlantic City athletes. Several were forced to evacuated and returned to find their homes flooded and property damaged.

“We want to offer our support,” Vick said. “The world hasn’t forgotten about you guys.”