654 tornadoes touched down across the U.S. this month. WOW. Here is a list of organizations that are helping people in the southeast following the devastating storms on April 27. I will add to this list whenever I learn of new information, so please let me know if you have any tips – not just in Alabama, but in any state affected by these storms.
Local resources in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa
St Matthias Episcopal Church
Doing volunteer training and organizing groups to help out across the city. If you want to help with the clean up, put on your old clothes and come over at noon until dark April 28, 29 and 30. 2310 Skyland Blvd. E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Phone: 205.553.7282, FAX: 205.554.1711
Hands on Birmingham
Also helping coordinate volunteer efforts.
University of Alabama
The university student recreation center is functioning as a shelter for tornado victims and needs supplies.
Storm Shelters in North Alabama
WHNT provided this list of storm shelters in the Tennessee Valley
- Governor’s emergency relief fund: you can donate to this to support those affected by the storms.
- Donate to the Alabama Food Bank.
- Food and water are in short supply, particularly water in Tuscaloosa.
Resources to help tornado victims if you are not local
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10. Donate online at http://www.redcross.org.
Text “GIVE” to 80888 & donate $10 to Salvation Army‘s tornado disaster response.
Facebook page with constant updates on who needs what where — and shout outs of support.