Georgia Southern students launch tornado relief effort

(Source: GSU)
(Source: GSU)

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Two Georgia Southern University students have launched a fund-raiser to help victims of the fatal tornadoes that hit Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority members Hayden Harrison and Megan Fussell have created "Georgia Southern Supports the Tide" T-shirts, which includes the Southern Tide logo. More than 1,100 T-shirts have been sold nationwide so far.

The two students plan to travel to Tuscaloosa at the end of spring semester to present the American Red Cross with a check from the proceeds of the T-shirt sales.

Southern Tide CEO Jim Twining  said the company will also join in the fund-raising efforts by donating more than $25,000 worth of clothing to assist victims of the tragedy, according to Georgia Southern University.

There are donation boxes set up at the Kappa Kappa Gamma house, the Office of Student Leadership in Russell Union, and Bulloch Academy.

Items needed include: bottled water, blankets, toiletries, baby wipes, baby food, flashlights and individually packaged food that is non-perishable. Any donations are welcome.

The deadline for dropping off donations is May 13.

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