Alabama football fans have offered a ton of support to LSU and the state of Louisiana as the state deals with historic flooding. Actually, make that over 20 tons.
The Crimson Tide’s official Twitter account thanked Alabama fans Thursday morning for donating more than 40,000 pounds of supplies to south Louisiana as the region continues to recover from floods that have destroyed homes and displaced families.
Over 40,000 pounds of supplies delivered to South Louisiana. Thank you Tuscaloosa! pic.twitter.com/T3QY2F52s7
— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) August 25, 2016
The football program collected donations of toiletries, food, cleaning supplies and more to help aid Baton Rouge, La., and the rest of the region surrounding rival LSU. It delivered those donations Wednesday.
— Crimson Tide FB (@CrimsonTide_FB) August 23, 2016
— Crimson Tide FB (@CrimsonTide_FB) August 24, 2016
The donations came after Alabama head coach Nick Saban asked Crimson Tide fans last week to offer their support for Baton Rouge, citing how LSU had supported Tuscaloosa when tornadoes struck the town in 2011.
“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 in 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.”