University of Georgia
Tuscaloosa Tornado Recover
submitted on August 26, 2011
On the morning of August 26th, MBA volunteers from UGA's Terry College of Business drove to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to aid the University of Alabama's MBA program in tornado recovery efforts. Following the devastating tornadoes that devastated central Alabama last spring several UGA students reached out to see how they could help. Alabama native Charles Simpson coordinated this event for Terry students and was key to organizing this student led initiative.
On Friday, the Volunteer Dawgs from UGA helped students from Alabama remove and salvage debris from lots in Holt, Alabama that had been bulldozed. On the following Saturday, UGA and Alabama worked together to restore and renovate homes for displaced tornado victims. Activities included dry wall installation, ripping up carpets, painting, moving furniture and tools in and out of homes, and repairing exterior walls.
More information is available in this article in the Tuscaloosa News.
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