Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Help Alabama Tornado Victims

I received an email about a woman in Alabama who is helping her church organize an online donation drive to assist families affected by the horrible tornadoes. In case you wanted to help, but weren't sure how to help Alabama tornado victims, I am reposting her entry.
 (credit The Birmingham News/Carol Robinson)

Here is the information from her posting on her blog:

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Yesterday morning my town was hit by a tornado. We suffered loss of homes, businesses, vehicles, etc. Praise the Lord we did not suffer many losses of life. Unfortunately, it wasn’t over. Later in the day, more tornadoes touched the ground in Alabama killing at least 194 people. This line of storms spanning 7 states took a total of 298 lives and more than 163 tornadoes reportedly ransacked the south.

Southerners are in dire need of some of the most basic necessities and I am working with my local church to start an online donation drive to help the victims of these storms. If you have any items that you would love to mail to us, we will gladly take them. Here are a few things that we are in need of:

dishwashing soap
laundry detergent
hand sanitizer
clothing in all sizes
shoes in all sizes
small toys for displaced children
ziploc bags
bandaids and other first aid products
feminine products
baby formula
baby food
toilet paper
individual juices
pet food and treats

We will gladly take anything that you are willing to send.

You can mail your donations to my church. We will ensure they get into the right hands. You have my personal guarantee that all donations will be distributed:

Disaster Relief
c/o First Baptist Church of Moody
902 Church Street
Moody, AL 35004

If you would like to send a monetary donation, please memo your check as Disaster Relief.

Other places to donate:

You can send a monetary donation to:

Salvation Army Disaster Relief
PO Box 100339
Atlanta, GA 30384-0339

Red Cross is taking text donations. Just text text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10.

My friend Christie who works with the Birmingham News is maintaining a master list of all organizations here.

And above all, we request your prayers. God bless!

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We are collecting boxes of clothes & toys to send.  I saw that many people are purchasing necessities via Amazon (free shipping!) & of course there are many charities that will accept cash donations.

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