Pat McAfee of Indianapolis Colts Working to Raise Money for Tornado Victims

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IINovember 20, 2013

Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee (1) on the sidelines during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee and the Indianapolis Star are working together to help aid tornado victims in Indiana following Sunday's storms.

McAfee, who holds his own live show with the Star every week, hosted a "Twitterthon" Tuesday night to encourage people to donate money and help in any way they can.  

Offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo came on the show to help as well.

The fundraiser, which will end Thursday at 7 p.m. EST, aims at helping those impacted by the tornadoes, specifically in areas like Kokomo and Lebanon, which were hit especially hard.

Sunday was a rather scary time for many, including myself.  My parents live very close to Lebanon, and I am incredibly fortunate that my loved ones were able to stay out of harm's way.  A former high school classmate of mine was close to the storm as well, tweeting out this picture.

Unfortunately, others weren't as lucky with the storm.  Pictures of a local Starbucks in Lebanon went viral as the storms were going through the state.

McAfee is involved in several other charitable organizations, including the Pat McAfee Foundation, which raises money to provide scholarship assistance to sons and daughters of United States military personnel.

Those who live in Indiana and surrounding states are well aware of the damage from Sunday's big storms.  There are a number of people working to raise money and provide relief to the victims involved in the storm, and the state of Indiana as a whole is coming together to help these people.

If you would like to help donate to McAfee's cause, you can use the #IndyStarTwitterthon hashtag and tweet at @PatMcAfeeShow on Twitter to help spread awareness of the fundraiser.  You can also send money to the Twitterthon here.