University of Alabama students helping with Hurricane Michael cleanup

UA students spend fall break helping Hurricane Michael victims in PCB

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Nearly 40 University of Alabama students who are members of Beyond Bama left for Panama City, Florida, Wednesday afternoon to help with Hurricane Michael cleanup.

“How I see it, we’re just clearing a path for more skilled workers to have the opportunity to come down,” Abby Greenwell said.

The group loaded up in vans to head the Florida Panhandle. Nearly 40 in all will spend their Fall Break in Panama City, Florida, to help people in that community recover from Hurricane Michael.

“When I was growing up, I actually had a lot of people in my community helping my family out, so this is really paying it forward, going to lend a helping hand to other people,” according to Abigail Steele.

Members of the group Beyond Bama will mostly help doing clean up and debris removal. “We come together when communities reach out to us and just provide any kind of support that’s required,” Greenwell explained.

They left Wednesday evening and will return to campus on Saturday.

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