T-13 Days ’til Tuscaloosa!

UPDATE: The story written by Ed Bloodsworth at KTKA got picked up on the CNN Wire and has now spread to the Kansas City media. Thank you for everyone’s support. It is really inspiring and uplifting to us that you all have helped us out so much.


Thank you so much to everyone for their kindness and generosity for donating to the Rock Chalk and Roll Tide movement. This trip would not be possible without you. Your contributions are essential to making this trip a success.

We also need to thank many of our local media members for their coverage of the trip:

We still have a long way to go.

If you would still like to donate, head over to the “How Can I Help?” page for all the information. Or, feel free to come out to the Hy-Vee on West 6th Street in Lawrence and meet some of our students in person. They will be there from 4-8pm on Saturday and Sunday collecting donations.

Again, thank you for making this trip possible. We could not be more excited for the 23rd to get here!


We need your help!

Thank you so much for visiting our website/blog. We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to help us.

Following the devastation in Tuscaloosa, a group of University of Kansas Atmospheric Science students and the KU chapter of the American Meteorology decided that we couldn’t sit by and just watch the news coverage. We needed to act.

We all love the weather and we love chasing tornadoes, but watching the devestation in Tuscaloosa made us feel helpless. Much like the residents who have lost everything.

This group of students will now be on their way to Tuscaloosa on Monday, May 22. Working with the organization, Samaritan’s Purse, we will work side-by-side with our Crimson brothers and sisters to help the Tide roll again.

But, we need your help to get down there. Please, if you can, donate to our cause and help us get to Tuscaloosa. You can use our Paypal account, drop donations off on Wescoe Beach or at 405 Lindley Hall, or send us snail mail:

Rock Chalk & Roll Tide
c/o Adam Smith
3100 Ousdahl Road #715
Lawrence, KS 66045

Please make checks payable to KU American Meteorological Society.
Please keep in mind that we also need supplies, like:

  • Gloves
  • Masks
  • Eye Protection
  • Hard Hats
  • Chainsaws
  • Toiletries
  • Food and Water

We will also be taking supplies to the local Red Cross for the residents of Tuscaloosa, like:

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Food and Water
  • Bedding
  • Toiletries
  • Anything that you use in everyday life, these people have lost.

Thank you so much for your help.

Rock Chalk…Roll Tide