Bigger Than Sports: Lending A Hand To Bama

As of 10:45 PM on 4/28 we’ve raised $1,305 keep it coming and a big thank you.

**Due to a overwhelming response of donations we’re only going to keep the pay pal account open through the weekend, or possible sooner. After that time we’ll direct the links towards donations sites so you can continue to send money. It is not VBR’s desire to deal with over a $1,000 in donations and with the various strings that come attached with that. We thank you for your immense generosity and urge you to continue to donate while our specific drive is open**

Last year when Penn State and Alabama met up in sunny Tuscaloosa, Alabama fans went out of their way time and time again to make Penn State fans feel at home and part of a tradition and rivalry bigger than the game. Over the past 24 hours, Tuscaloosa has been ravaged by storms and more specifically a tornado that has left Tuscaloosa and many other cities in Alabama in shambles. From miles and miles away there is only so much we can do, but the Penn State blog community (Black Shoe Diaries, Nittany Whiteout, JoePa’s Doghouse  and Linebacker U) has decided to come together and do their part. While sports may divide us on the weekend, this is a chance to extend a hand and repay a fanbase that has been more than gratious to us. At the end of the day, our humanity is more important than our Alma mater.

Roll Tide

If you feel so inclined you can send a donation to a pay pal account set up to collect donations. You can donate here with the email address of  [email protected] (click send money)


Are you stealing my money?: No, I’ll post screen shots of the donation as it happens as well as confirmation messages.

Where is the money going?: Red Cross in the Mid Alabama Region

**Update**It has been brought to my attention that someone making a large donation may request a receipt so they can claim the donation on their taxes. Not being a 501c organization, I’m unable to do that. If you’d like to donate to something that would enable you to do so, you can donate to the link above on your own outside of this drive. It is more important that they give the money than who gives it.

If for some reason you’d like a little more proof…and considering today’s internet I don’t blame you here is a testimonial of sorts. This comes from Tim over at Linebacker U:

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