Friday, April 29, 2011

How To Help The Tornado Relief Effort

Through the newly launched NASCAR Unites charitable platform, the NASCAR community can support disaster relief efforts made necessary by this week’s tornado outbreak in the Southeastern part of the United States.

Fans can log-on to to support the ongoing relief efforts by volunteering or making a donation. NASCAR has also filmed a call-to-action television spot earlier today featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr., Darrell Waltrip and NASCAR President Mike Helton that will air during tonight’s Bubba Burger 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on SPEED and tomorrow’s Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on FOX.

In addition to the NASCAR Unites effort, MRN pit road reporter Danielle Frye has organized a relief effort centered on her home county, St. Clair County, Alabama, where 11 people lost their lives this week. Transporters donated by Red Bull Racing and Hendrick Motorsports will deliver relief supplies to Pell City, Alabama for distribution to those in need.

Bottled water, non-perishable food items, coolers, personal hygiene products, baby wipes and plastic tarps are high on the high of needed items, and listeners in the Charlotte, North Carolina area are encouraged to help by dropping off donated items to MRN Radio's Concord studios at 555 MRN (formerly Akins) Dr. In addition to Red Bull and Hendrick, Joe Gibbs Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing and Stewart Haas Racing have all pledged their support to the effort. The Jeff Gordon Foundation's Promise Circle will also provide information on its website detailing how fans can help.

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