In March 2012, UCC UConn (Storrs, CT) traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to assist in tornado relief through the Disciples Disaster Recovery Initiative. In April 2011, there were a confirmed 292 tornadoes that touched down in the Dixie Valley, killing more than 250 people in Alabama alone and ruining thousands of additional lives. In Tuscaloosa alone, damage costs were more than $100 million. In addition to spending their spring break re-building homes, this group of 19 volunteers worked tirelessly throughout the year to raise money to fulfill their mission of "Getting Dirty for Jesus."

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