Alabama and Auburn Sports Fans Bury Hatchet for Tornado Victims

May 4, 2011
Exec. Prod. of Franchises & Series. He previously reported for HuffPost, L.A. Daily Journal, and Biloxi Sun-Herald.

Auburn Vs. Alabama. It's one of the most storied — and bitter — rivalries in college sports. But after deadly tornadoes ravaged Tuscaloosa, the home of the University of Alabama, and other parts of the state on April 27, a group of Auburn Tigers fans is calling a truce. Toomer's For Tuscaloosa is organizing volunteers to help bring food, water and other relief supplies to battered 'Bama. As of today, they've got nearly 80,000 followers on Facebook. “It basically comes down to the fact at the end of the day we are human beings and we need to help each other,” and organizer told the Montgomery Advertiser, adding football, “goes out the window.” 

Not an Auburn Tiger? No worries... we've got plenty of other ways you can help with the relief effort.

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