Hundreds of tornadoes touched down from Texas to New York April 27-28, with the worst damage in Mississippi and Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala., and its surrounding areas were some of the hardest hit, with a tornado cutting a 32-mile swath through the town, wiping out homes and businesses. Since 1945, Tuscaloosa has been home to a major BFGoodrich manufacturing facility, employing more than 1,400 people and making such tires as the All-Terrain T/A®KO, Mud-Terrain T/A®KM2 and g-Force™ Sport.
Nearly 340 people died in the storms, more than two-thirds of those were in Alabama, with thousands more injured and without homes. Fortunately all BFGoodrich plant employees escaped unharmed, but many of their homes, property, family and friends did not.
We need your help to restore the homes, businesses and spirit of the great city of Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama. Go to the BFGoodrich Tires Facebook Page now to learn about how you can help.
SPECIAL NOTE: To bring more attention to the plight of those in Tuscaloosa, BFGoodrich Tires asks that you please use the hashtag #TUSCARE in your tweets for the remainder of the day on Thursday, May 12. Also please feel free to spread the word via your Facebook profiles (easy share feature is available on the top of the Disaster Relief page).