Alabama and LSU may be rivals on the field, but that doesn’t mean the Crimson Tide and Tigers won’t help each other out when the other needs it most.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, who was a national championship-winning coach for LSU prior to coming to Tuscaloosa, is encouraging Alabama fans to help Louisiana in its time of crisis.
Thousands of Louisiana residents have been displaced by the recent flooding in their state, which includes areas on and around the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.
“When natural disasters occur, like the catastrophic flooding in South Louisiana, football and rivalries take a back seat to providing help to those in need,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said via a press release. “So many people came to the aid of the Tuscaloosa community following the tornado, we wanted to try and do something to give back to those who have lost so much in Louisiana. I’m very proud of our players and our organization for wanting to step up and help.”
According to the release, Alabama football’s equipment truck that travels with the team throughout the season will be at several locations from Saturday, August 20, through Tuesday, August, 23.
Here’s the information on where to drop off supplies, as well as what items are needed:
Donation Drop Offs:
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah 5K
Aug. 20 – 7-11 a.m.
Aug. 20 – During Concert
Home Depot (Tuscaloosa)
Aug. 21-23 – 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Donated items being requested are:
Travel Size Shampoo
Travel Size Conditioner
First Aid Supplies
Pull-Up Disposable Adult Diapers
Feminine Hygiene Products
Shockwave for Mold
Large Garbage Bags
Non-perishable food items