The SEC produces some of the best rivalries in college football, but students and alumni from across the conference are pitching in to help after more than 100 deadly tornadoes swept across the South. Tuscaloosa, home of the University of Alabama, was one of the hardest hit towns, with 42 confirmed deaths as of Friday afternoon. Across the South, nearly 300 people have died in six states. The destruction is heartbreaking.
But students and alumni across the SEC are responding. We’ll have a story on Sunday about their efforts, but I wanted to pass along some timely information about how to donate and help.
Southern Night benefiting the Red Cross and tornado victims
This event is in Washington D.C. on Saturday night, and you can view the invitation here. Donations will be accepted for the American Red Cross, and several items have been donated for silent auction. Not sure what they all are, but one does include a football signed by Terrence Cody.
Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa
After the trees at Toomer’s Corner were poisoned, Alabama fans organized a group called Tide for Toomer’s. Now, Auburn fans are putting the rivalry aside to help.
Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa is collecting non-perishable food items, clothes, shoes, water, personal hygiene products, etc. If you would like to donate, send items to:
Toomers for Tuscalossa
c/o Five Points Baptist Church
3718 36th St.
Northport, AL 35473
UK collecting money for blankets
The student government in Kentucky is contributing through Wrap Up America to provide blankets and donations to those affected by the tornadoes in Alabama. Blankets are and should be donated to University of Alabama – tornado relief.
If you know of any other efforts at SEC schools, send me an email at email@example.com.
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