East Arkansas Broadcasters and the AStateNation radio show are joining forces with the Arkansas State Athletics Department, the ASU Touchdown Club, Liberty Bank, local Jonesboro businesses and all Arkansas State fans to help make a difference in the lives of kids and families in the city of Mobile, Ala., that lost all of their belongings in the Christmas Day tornado that hit the cities Midtown area.
Liberty Bank has opened a bank account named the Red Wolf Foundation Mobile Relief Fund, where all Arkansas State fans can make tax deductible donations to help aid the recovery effort in Mobile. Any ASU fan or concerned citizen can go to any state wide Liberty Bank location and make a donation.
A check will be presented to representatives of the City of Mobile, the Salvation Army and Red Cross relief organizations by Arkansas State and Jonesboro officials during the GoDaddy.com Bowl activities next week.
According to GoDaddy.com Bowl officials, one of the major losses in the city was one of Mobile's largest and oldest high schools, leaving a lot of students without the necessary school supplies that they will need once classes resume at other locations.
"There is definitely a need for school supplies of all kinds," A GoDaddy.Com Bowl official said. "Anything from chalk, to erasers, dry boards, notebook paper, pens and all of the school supplies that one would buy for their students at the beginning of the school year. These students have lost everything."
All ASU fans and Jonesboro residents are encouraged to drop off school supplies at the following locations. Any Liberty Bank location, the EAB Radio Studios on Parker Road, Textbook Brokers, Wimpy's Burgers, The Design Shoppe, both locations of the Coffee Gallery and Club Tan and at the Arkansas State Football Facility. Also a big thanks to MC Express Transportation Company for their support of this project.
Current ASU Football player and Mobile resident Carlos McCants witnessed the Christmas Day Tornado that destroyed part of his hometown. McCants talks about how much both Jonesboro and Mobile means to him.
"Arkansas State is my second home, my home away from home," McCants said today after practice. "For people of Arkansas State and Jonesboro to help out the residents in Mobile means a lot to me. We are all like family."