Razorback Relief Headed to Central Arkansas Storm Victims

FAYETTEVILLE, AR--On Friday, Razorback student-athletes, coaches and administrators are set to travel to Central Arkansas to help with relief efforts since April's deadly tornado.

As part of those efforts, volunteers will head to the regional distribution center in Conway. They'll help distribute food to thousands of Arkansans who lost their homes.

With the completion of finals this week on the University of Arkansas campus, Razorback student-athletes, coaches and administrators are set to travel to Central Arkansas on Friday to assist in the relief efforts for those impacted by the recent tornadoes in Mayflower, Vilonia and surrounding communities.

As part of the Razorback Relief efforts, the contingent will travel to a Regional Distribution Center in Conway to assist in the organization and distribution of food to the thousands of Arkansans who lost their homes in the recent storms. The 288,000 square foot warehouse is the base for storing the food that will help supply food to the six distribution points in Faulkner County and surrounding areas.

Following their work at the distribution center, the group will dine locally to help support an area business before traveling to tour some of the communities affected by the devastating storms.

On Tuesday night, Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema, men's basketball head coach Mike Anderson and football student-athlete Travis Swanson were in attendance to help support the benefit baseball game between Mayflower and Vilonia at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.

In addition, plans are already being made to return to Mayflower and Vilonia later this summer for additional relief efforts when more Razorback student-athletes are available to participate.

Friday's trip is being coordinated in conjunction with Ron Harris of A Level Up, an organization that has been involved in providing disaster relief for more than a decade. Transportation for the Razorback Relief trip was donated by Cline Tours with additional trip support provided by Chick-fil-A.

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