University of Alabama students are preparing to visit Hattiesburg, Miss. to help those affected by the recent tornado.
This past weekend's tornado is a reminder of the destruction these storms can cause. When the April 27 ripped through Tuscaloosa, people didn't clean up or rebuild on their own. Thousands of volunteers came to help with the recovery and that included a group from Southern Miss.
This week, the University of Alabamas Community Service Center is preparing to help Mississippi tornado survivors. They're collecting gift cards for families to get food or supplies and there are also plans underway to send students to Southern Miss to remove debris and help rebuild.
"We want to give our students a chance to pay that forward and really pay it back and pay it forward to the group of students there at Southern Miss that are going through the same thing," Wahnee Sherman with the community center said. "Because we really understand what that feels like in Tuscaloosa. So we want to give people a chance to be part of that to help rebuild another community."
That alternative spring break in March 22 -29. If you're interested and would like to join up, all you have to do is contact the Community Service Center at the University of Alabama.
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