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Universities offer help for Tuscaloosa

4 years ago April 30, 2011 Apr 30, 2011 Saturday, April 30 2011 Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:42:39 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- Though they are huge rivals on the field, Auburn University is among the colleges reaching out to help devastated Tuscaloosa, home to the University of Alabama.

U of A chief of staff Nicole Bohannon says six schools have reached out to volunteer as of Saturday. They are: Auburn, Louisiana State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Penn State and South Carolina.

Bohannon says the groups are mostly collecting supplies on their home campuses and arranging to ship or deliver them to Tuscaloosa. Auburn has also organized a fund drive.

Bohannon is a junior from Sheffield, Ala. She says she and others at Alabama were moved by the support and grateful.

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