On April 27th, 2011, severe weather and devastating tornadoes swept across the country, hitting towns, cities and universities. One of the hardest hit areas was Tuscaloosa, Alabama, affecting both citizens and University of Alabama students. Since then, people across the nation have donated supplies, time and money to those affected by the storms via organizations like the American Red Cross. You can help out by giving to the Red Cross or donating a free blanket courtesy of Blanket America. These blankets will reach Tuscaloosa and other communities recently affected by devastating storms including Joplin, Missouri and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
With a Neebo location, The College Store, located right in Tuscaloosa, the April tornadoes hit close to home for us and our students. Right away we looked for ways to leverage our relationships and employees in order to provide relief. To do so, we teamed up with Blanket America and OfficeMax to donate hundreds of shirts, blankets and packing supplies to local relief agencies, providing victims with fresh clothing and warm bedding. Neebo employees also volunteered their time to clean up the city. Click here to see one employee’s powerful story about what happened only moments after the storm. By working together, we can make a bigger impact on our neighbors. Share this story with your friends and inspire others to come up with ways to give back to communities across the country.