University of Alabama students are on spring break this week. But they’re not all partying at the beach. Some of them are using the break as an opportunity to do some good. About 16 students are in Moore, Oklahoma to lend a hand to the community as it struggles to rebuild from a massive tornado that struck in May, killing dozens and injuring hundreds more. UA Community Service Program Director Courtney Thomas says what happened in Oklahoma hit home for a lot of people here.
Stories of loss and sadness and devastation mix with stories of happiness and relief as loved ones are reunited in the aftermath of the tornado. That includes reunions between humans and their animal companions, many thanks to online postings by organizations and individuals helping to make happy endings possible.