Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CU Rec Center Asking For Community Help in Alabama Relief

BOULDER (5/2/11) – The University of Colorado Student Recreation Center is asking the CU and Boulder community to contribute in helping the victims in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after the devastating tornadoes that hit the state last week.

Some of the items that the victims in Alabama need are toiletry supplies, wet wipes, baby wipes, garbage bags, canned goods, unopened toothbrushes, unopened toothpaste and paper towels.

The rec center is asking for students, staff, faculty and community members to bring these items to the main recreation center on campus or to the Bear Creek Rec Center at CU’s Williams Village complex at 30th and Baseline. Items can be dropped off until May 8 at the front desks at the main recreation center and until May 13 at Bear Creek.

All collections will go to the Colorado for Alabama non-profit group that will then be transporting the materials to the state to help the students at the University of Alabama and the citizens of Tuscaloosa.

On April 27, severe storms ripped across five states in the U.S. South with Alabama and the city of Tuscaloosa being one the hardest areas hit. As of Monday afternoon, 40 people in Tuscaloosa have died from the storms, six of which were UA students, and another 340 individuals are missing in the city. Approximately 200 people have died in the state and over 300 have died in the Southeast region from the storms.

For more information on Alabama relief at CU, contact collegiate sport clubs supervisor Christina McClellan at cusportclubs@gmail.com. To contact Colorado for Alabama, e-mail HelpAlabama@gmail.com, call 205-447-4650 or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/co4al.