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University of Alabama students to help Moore, OK for Alternative Spring Break

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TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Some University of Alabama spring breakers are opting for a week of service this year.

Organizers of Alternative Spring Break try to send students to places where they can help families or communities in need.

This year, volunteers are heading to Moore, Okla. where last summer, a tornado devastated the city.

A group of 20 students will leave for Oklahoma Sunday. They'll help build a home for a family who lost their home to the tornado through a Habitat for Humanity project.

Organizers say people here still remember the outpouring of support for Tuscaloosa after the April 27 tornado and want to return the favor.

"As that is very close to home in the Tuscaloosa community, we felt like it was our obligation to reach out and help them as so many reached out and helped us after that devastation hit our area. So we felt very compelled to go and spread some more service and love towards them," Courtney Chapman Thomas, Director of University of Alabama Community Service," said.

This will be the first University of Alabama student group to go help in Moore, Okla.

Last summer, the school's community service office collected gift cards and other donations to help victims of the tornado.

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