Posted By: Michael Cecchin
In late April the state of Alabama and six other Southern states were devastated by severe storms and tornados that killed hundreds of residents and destroyed communities; turning neighborhoods into rubble. Within the 312 twisters that struck the Southern United States, 226 occurred in a 24-hour time frame – the most ever recorded in history for a single day period. The aftermath has left hundreds without homes or belongings; loved ones lost and many injured.
At a time like this any help is appreciated and five-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard is taking the initiative. Howard, alongside his D12 Foundation made their way to Alabama today to visit residents and areas destroyed by the disaster and work alongside Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham in the rebuilding of 10 homes damaged or destroyed on April 27, 2011. The man they call ‘Superman’ has called upon fans to donate not only money to the D12 Foundation, but to also make the trip to Alabama to physically assist in relief efforts.
Dwight will tour Tuscaloosa visiting sites and families affected, as well as participate in the Boys State Celebration of food and fun to bring all the joy they can to families affected by the storms. A cheque will also be presented to the Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund on behalf of Howard and the D12 Foundation.
Dwight Howard has a constant history of helping others not only in Central Florida and Southern states, but also around the world. Howard received honors as the 2010-11 Rich & Helen Community Enrichment Award winner, marking the fifth time the five-time All-Star has won the award. It is times of desperation and need like we are seeing in states like Alabama and all areas affected by the recent surge of tornados that we need a true hero. Dwight Howard has always accepted his role as a hero and today he has showed once again why he deserves the title ‘Superman’.
Visit www.d12foundation.org for all information regarding Dwight and the D12 Foundation.
To learn more about the Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund, visit http://www.givetuscaloosa.com/