Tech football heading to DFW to aid in tornado relief effort - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Tech football heading to DFW to aid in tornado relief effort

TTU Football Coach Tommy Tuberville TTU Football Coach Tommy Tuberville
Eugene Neboh Eugene Neboh
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The relief efforts are underway in the tornado-ravaged Dallas/Fort Worth area. After seeing the destruction, the Texas Tech football team stepped up to help.

They collected nearly one and a half semi truck loads full of donations Friday. Coach Tommy Tuberville and the team will deliver them to Lancaster High School around noon on Saturday.

Tuberville says about 30 percent of the team is from Dallas. They also have new recruits from Lancaster, one of the hardest hit areas.

He couldn't believe the outpouring of donations.  

"Makes you feel good that people care about other people. That's why we are on this earth," Tuberville said.

They received hundreds of bottles of water, dozens of blankets and piles of pet food.

"If I was in the same position, I think I would need help. I'm sure they are going to need a lot of it," said Ann Jones.

Jones traveled all the way from Spring Lake Earth to drops off supplies. She says it's a short distance to help those suffering.

"There are some paper plates, just odds and ends," she said.

But this disaster really hit home for Coach Tuberville. He says he knows what it's like to see homes leveled - to see people sifting through what remains of their possessions.

"In 1991, I was coaching at University of Miami. We were actually in two a days when Hurricane Andrew came through," he said.

Tuberville realized at that moment how important simple things like water, toiletries and blankets were.

"The next morning we get up and there are 50,000 homes destroyed and not a tree standing. It was devastating," Tuberville said.

In that disaster and this one, the recovery is long. The football team hopes they can use this trip to ease some of the pain.

If you would like to make a monetary contribution through the American Red Cross, text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 or go to redcross.org.

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • California university won't punish professor who jeered Bush

    California university won't punish professor who jeered Bush

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-04-25 02:27:20 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-04-25 05:02:22 GMT
    Jarrar doubled down on her position in later tweets and even boasted "I will never be fired." (Source: @RandaJarrar/Twitter) Jarrar doubled down on her position in later tweets and even boasted "I will never be fired." (Source: @RandaJarrar/Twitter)Jarrar doubled down on her position in later tweets and even boasted "I will never be fired." (Source: @RandaJarrar/Twitter) Jarrar doubled down on her position in later tweets and even boasted "I will never be fired." (Source: @RandaJarrar/Twitter)

    A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death won't be punished.

    A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death won't be punished.

  • For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:46 AM EDT2018-04-24 09:46:09 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:54:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. For the first time, Facebook is making public, on Tuesday, April 24, its detailed gu...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. For the first time, Facebook is making public, on Tuesday, April 24, its detailed gu...

    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.

    For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts.

  • Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

    Monday, April 23 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-04-23 18:18:31 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-04-25 04:41:38 GMT
    The Brownsville Herald reports Gilberto Escamilla told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control. (Source: gaudiikari/Wikicommons)The Brownsville Herald reports Gilberto Escamilla told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control. (Source: gaudiikari/Wikicommons)

    A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

    A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

Powered by Frankly