Charlie Sheen visits Alabama storm damage sites

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Storm survivors and rescue workers alike were surprised on Monday when actor Charlie Sheen arrived to help the recovery efforts in Alabama. Sheen, who has recently been in the headlines over drug issues and altercations with CBS over his former sitcom, tweeted on Sunday night that he was coming to Alabama.

An unnamed Tuscaloosa official told FOX6's Kelvin Reynolds that Sheen was touched by the photos and wanted to do something to bring up more awareness. On Monday morning, escorted by one of his goddesses, Sheen brought that awareness.

Sheen first arrived at Holt High School, where many evacuees are being helped, and talked to people there. Then he moved on to Alberta City where he shook hands and chatted with FEMA workers, police, Alabama National Guardsmen and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox.

During an interview, Sheen noted that he wanted to use his celebrity status for positive results.  He bounced around the ideas of getting his Twitter followers to donate and holding a celebrity softball game.

"It's unlike anything I've ever seen," said Sheen. "I'm hopeful that I can do whatever I can to provide some compassion, hope."

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