How you can help those affected by Sunday's storms

Published: March 03, 2019
Updated: March 04, 2019
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Auburn University is collecting food, water and other materials to benefit the Lee County residents affected by the March 3 tornado.

Needed items are:

  • Bottled water
  • Diapers
  • Baby formula
  • Baby wipes
  • Trash bags
  • Packaged foods
  • Hygiene products
  • Work gloves


Used clothing will not be accepted. These items will only be collected this week.

Please take all donated items to the Foy Desk in the Student Center, the Burton Hall conference room or the Facilities Management Complex, 1161 W. Samford Ave. Facilities Management will deliver the items to the Lee County Emergency Management Agency at the end of the week. 

The National Weather Service determined an E-F4 tornado, with winds up to 170 miles per hour, hit southern Lee County Sunday afternoon, devastating the Beauregard community. At least 23 people have died and a number of families have been left homeless.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the storms that struck Lee County, Alabama this afternoon. We recognize that many of our students and employees live in areas that may have been impacted.

If you will have difficulty attending work or class tomorrow due to the impact of the storms, please reach out to your professors or supervisor and let them know your situation. Students needing additional assistance can reach out to Auburn Cares (334-844-1305 or auburncares@auburn.edu). Employees needing additional assistance can contact the Employee Assistance Program (800-925-5327).

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