Tech Set to Go to DFW Area to Lend Hand

The Red Raider Football team is gearing up to head to the DFW area on Saturday to help in the tornado relief effort.

Earlier this week devastation struck the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, as strong storms tore through the area producing a reported more than 10 tornados.

Luckily, no one was killed from the storms, but the damage was still crippling to the area.

With news of the damage the Texas Tech football team has decided to make a trip to the DFW area on Saturday to lend a hand in the tornado relief effort.

Along with Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville, volunteers from the team will join him on the trip.

"Dallas/Fort Worth is basically our second home and we were devastated on Tuesday as we watched the live reports detailing the damage," said head coach Tommy Tuberville said in a news release.  "We felt like this was the right thing to do as football program and a university.  Going down there and volunteering our time and providing aid is the least we can do for a community that has given so much to Texas Tech for so many years."

Going down there to help out is not the only thing the Red Raiders are doing to help as Tech has set one of the football equipment 18-wheeler trailers outside the football facility to load with supplies.

Now the Red Raiders are asking fans to donate some needed items to help in the relief effort.

They will be accepting donations on Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to put on the trailer to send to the DFW area. The items being requested include water, blankets, nonperishable food, canned food, toiletries, which includes toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, ect.) and pet food, canned or bagged.

"DFW really needs our help right now and I know the great people of Lubbock will rally and help us collect a ton of supplies that will be put to good use," said Tuberville in an news release.  "We even have a second equipment truck that is used by the Goin' Band on standby if we can collect enough supplies.  It would be really great to take two truckloads down to Dallas on Saturday and help show those folks what Texas Tech University and West Texas are all about."

If you cannot donate any items like this then you can make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 or logging onto redcross.org.

After the team gets everything loaded up, the team will take a day trip down to the DFW Area to lend a helping hand to people that are in need in a time of rebuilding.


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