Last week, Memphis Grizzlies fan gathered at neighborhood bar Newby’s to watch their team take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Semifinals. One week later Grizzlies fans gathered at the same River City Bar, but in a totally different spirit — to help those impacted by the devastating Oklahoma tornadoes. On Friday, dozens of volunteers descended on […]
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As Southerners look back to the storms of April 27, 2011, we all remember in different ways. For one group of young Alabamians, the remembrance has taken the form of exploring the subject through writing. “April’s Rampage,” a self-published book, was written by a group of third grade students at Gwin Elementary. Located in Hoover, Alabama, the school wasn’t damaged, but was less than 30 miles that were.
Sports legend Bo Jackson was in Birmingham today to launch his week-long bike journey: Bo Bikes Bama. The Alabama native, Auburn grad and Heisman Trophy winner is biking across his home state in an effort to raise $1 million to benefit those affected by the tornadoes of April 27, 2011.
At Southern Living, we’re committed to continuing to tell the stories of those affected by the devastating tornadoes of April 27 that impacted so much of our region.
As part of our continued coverage, we are looking for survivors who are willing to share their personal stories. We want to know how you were impacted, what you learned, what has given you hope.