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NY Giants Star Tackles Tornado Relief In Alabama

5/14/2011 1:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck didn't just cut a check to help out with tornado relief in his home state of Alabama -- he put his 6'5", 275lb body to work!

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Tuck went down to Tuscaloosa a few days ago to aid in a relief effort spearheaded by the World Vision organization and JP Morgan Chase.

Besides helping to distribute 750 hygiene kits -- made up of basic toiletries like toothbrushes and soap -- Tuck also personally donated $25k to the relief effort.

Tuck told USA Today, "I've never seen anything like this live. Obviously, I've seen things like this on television after Katrina, from Haiti and from Japan ... but I've never seen anything hit so close to home with the devastation these storms left."


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mjones    

being only a few miles from the destruction and seeing the deaths first hand, I don't care who comes down here to help and why, as long as they work. And he really didn't HAVE to come down, he could have just gone on one of the tele-a-thons like other celebs did.

1157 days ago
17.

scott    

take a note rappers and nfl teammates

1157 days ago
18.

dd    

It's about time u did a story on something good about an athlete.

1157 days ago
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pia    

Great job and thanks to him many people in Alabama can get some help. We can not forget the people in Haiti, Japan or elsewhere in the world, but he is helping American families that have lost everything. God Bless him for giving his time and heart to do that.

1156 days ago
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Al B    

I just came from Alabama. Second trip in fact. And let me tell you it sure is not rainbows and sunshine like this pic portrays. The celebrities and politicians only pick up a box or act like they care when the cameras are flashing. There are a ton of small towns that have been literally forgotten and left to fend for themselves. FEMA is telling people with no roof that the home they have is " liveable " then the homes are being condemned by the building inspectors.
Take a look at this group, on facebook, and the web, they are making a difference.
http://toomersfortuscaloosa.com/they-headed-for-north-eastern-alabama/219/

1155 days ago
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