We’ve been pretty active on both Facebook and Twitter gathering information and finding out how people can get involved in helping those affected by recent storms in Tuscaloosa, Cullman, Jacksonville and other cities throughout west Alabama. The damage is remarkable. President Obama, Governor Bentley, and Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have taken action to see that the towns, schools, businesses and people affected are getting the assistance they need. You’re probably asking by now, “How can I help out the victims of the tornadoes in west Alabama?”, and we’re here to share with you a list of businesses and places you can help to pass along in your own city from dropping off non-perishable goods to giving blood.
Where to help in Baldwin County:
The City of Fairhope is collecting items for Tuscaloosa and northern Alabama at the James P. Nix Center. The items will be transported by “We Care Baldwin County” lead by local residents Bobby and Lori Clark.
Camping World in Robertsdale is collecting donations. Items will ship north on Tuesday.
Mommy & Me Marketplace – If you’d like to contribute clothing or non-perishable food items, you can drop them off Friday and Saturday from 7AM to 7PM, call 747-3890.
The Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama will be collecting toiletry and baby items with neighborhood drives. If a girl scout is not in your area you can drop them off at Headquarters preschool at 925 Nichols Ext. in Fairhope, AL or call Becky at 610-0855.
Tacky Jacks announced on here they have a trailer in Orange Beach and Spanish Fort to fill with donation supplies to send to Tuscaloosa. Grande Pointe in Daphne will also be a drop-off point before 3PM today to get items to Tacky Jacks.
RE/MAX of Gulf Shores, the Alabama Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, and Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism Welcome Center in Gulf Shores have been declared a “drop point” for relief items for the victims. RE/MAX will be loading their moving truck with items and driving it to Tuscaloosa on Monday.
Items requested include:
- New clothing
- New blankets/linens
- New toys
- Pet supplies
- Cleaning supplies / bleach
- Non perishable food items
- New baby supplies
Freckles in Semmes on Hwy 98 across from Regions Bank and right beside Semmes Tanning is taking donations.
Lucky Break Pool Hall in Foley is accepting donations.
In Mobile County:
92ZEW is accepting donations, non-perishables and batteries today at 1100 Dauphin St at the corner of Dauphin & Hallet.
97.5 WABB is taking donations all day at the station today for tornado victims. Located at 1551 Springhill Ave, Mobile.
LifeSouth also has donor centers on Alabama’s Gulf Coast: in Mobile at 967 Hillcrest Road; in Daphne at 6451 Merritt Blvd.; and in Fairhope at Thomas Medical Center, 750 Morphy Ave. Call toll-free (888) 795-2707 for more information and hours of operation.
National Relief Efforts:
The Salvation Army: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.”
Red Cross info: To make a donation, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Here is a list, thanks to Grande Pointe, of non-perishable items to grab and drop off.
- Baby formula
- Bandaids and other first aid products
- Clothing in all sizes
- Dishwashing soap
- Feminine products
- Can Food
- Hand sanitizer
- Individual juices
- Laundry detergent
- Shoes in all sizes
- Small toys for displaced children
- Toilet paper
- Ziploc bags
If you have any more information that you’d like to share to help out the victims of the tornado crisis in Alabama, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.