Tuesday, May 03, 2011

UA Greeks Help Relief Effort in Tuscaloosa

WIAT-TV CBS 42
Birmingham, AL
May 2, 2011

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http://www.cbs42.com/content/localnews/story/UA-Greek-Relief/DeApbJfq4Ea4n-yjLotP8g.cspx


Summary: UA Greek Relief

TUSCALOOSA, AL - Adversity caused by the storm has brought communities together to help each other.

The Greek community at the University of Alabama was one group that sprang into action to respond to the needs of the people of Tuscaloosa.

Instead of going home for the summer, these students are putting in extra hours to cook and gather supplies for those in need.

There is a flurry of activity at many fraternity houses on campus where students have single-handedly prepared 1/4th of the hot meals that are being delivered to the affected Tuscaloosa area.

After the storms hit, the students basically decided to use the left-over food in their fraternity and sorority houses that was meant to be prepared during the last week of school, pool it together and feed all of Tuscaloosa.

The organizers say their efforts have now expanded beyond the Greek system and across the nation.

The UA Greek Relief Effort is planning to continue working through the remainder of this week.


To help: www.uagreekrelief.com