Students collect canned food for professor to deliver to Alabama tornado victims

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Students in a health sciences medical terminology class at Marshall University held a canned food drive to benefit victims of the recent deadly tornadoes that ravaged several southern states.

The students collected approximately 2,000 canned food items for Alabama residents out of respect for Dr. Tim Tolbert, an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology, who is an Alabama native. Tolbert is driving to his home state this week to deliver the goods to an organization based in Northeast Alabama, specifically Calhoun, Dekalb and Etowah counties.

“I know all too well the needs of the affected communities,” Tolbert said. “I’m very proud of our students and I know their efforts will be appreciated.