BFGoodrich is asking for help in aiding the victims of the storms and tornadoes that traveled from Texas to New York at the end of April. Here’s the release sent out from the company today:

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).

This past September, all-around motorsport madman Travis Pastrana conquered the famed Mt. Washington road in record time in a Vermont SportsCar-prepared Subaru on BFGoodrich g-Force Rally tires. The event was filmed for the “Red Bull Speed Chasers” project, and his time of 6 minutes and 20.47 seconds was a historic record-breaking Climb to the Clouds that will be aired on NBC’s World of Adventure Sports broadcast (it aired this past weekend, but check for re-airs).

In honor of this amazing accomplishment and the upcoming NBC broadcast, BFGoodrich Tires has announced that it will offer race fans and visitors a chance to win a piece of automotive history – an actual wheel and tire bolted onto the Subaru for Travis’ record-breaking feat signed by Travis.