How to Help Tornado Victims
This list has grown from our original Twisters Tornado Relief Marathon. A huge thank you to all who helped get the word out and gave us even more information to share! The marathon may be over but we are still working to spread the word to help Tornado victims across the country. It is going to be a very long clean-up and rebuilding process. So many have lost absolutely everything. Anything you can do to help is indeed helping.
“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” ~Edmund Burke
General Information/Donations for all States
UMCOR Underscores Commitment to Storm-ravaged South
How to help tornado victims in the South : http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/28/2190950/how-to-help-tornado-victims-in.html#ixzz1L0eyBItZ
2011 Tornadoes : Ways To Help : http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/04/29/2011-tornadoes-ways-to-help/
ABC News lists ways to help tornado survivors
SALVATION ARMY – The charity is providing food, drinks and spiritual support to victims. To donate, text GIVE to 80888 to donate $10 through your phone bill. Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769) or visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/ The Salvation Army is helping to feed the over a million people who have been left homeless by sending in food trucks.
Checks can be made out to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, Ga., 30384-0339.
Feed The Children Storm Relief : https://secure2.convio.net/ftc/site/Donation2?df_id=2360&2360.donation=form1&s_src=201104-disaster-hewitt-984v
SAVE THE CHILDREN - The relief effort providing food, medical care and education to children is accepting donations online at http://j.mp/kbE3A6. People can also call 1-800-728-3843 during business hours.
WORLD VISION – The Christian humanitarian organization focuses on children, aiming to lessen the emotional and psychological damage that many children suffer during crises. To donate, visit www.worldvision.org or call 1-866-56-CHILD (24453).
Winn Dixie starts tornado relief program : http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2011/04/29/winn-dixie-starts-tornado-relief.html
The American Red Cross is accepting donations online, but also via phone at 1-800-RED-CROSS. They’re also asking for blood donations and volunteers to help with disaster relief. Additionally, if you’ve got your cellphone handy, you can easily text “REDCROSS” to 90999 and contribute $10 to the cause.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES – The charity accepts disaster donations by calling 1-800-919-9338 or visiting https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.
Do you live in Ohio? ISOH/IMPACT is having a Bucket Brigade –
Fill a bucket with needed supplies from the provided lists. Drop off your bucket at one of our area centers or directly at the ISOH/IMPACT warehouse located at 905 Farnsworth Rd. in Waterville, OH. (If you don’t live in NW Ohio or SE Michigan and would like to get involved, contact us about establishing a remote distribution center.)
Facebook Site to Reunite Tornado Victims with Pictures & Documents – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pictures-and-Documents-found-after-the-April-27-2011-Tornadoes/162443980482277?sk=wall
Soles4Souls® Inc., The Shoe Charity, Responds With Aid for Tornado Victims – Individuals interested in supporting Soles4Souls’ relief efforts are encouraged to visit www.giveshoes.org to find the nearest shoe drop-off location in their area or to financially sponsor pairs of new shoes to be sent. Individuals can also text the word SHOES to 20222 to donate $5.
Lutheran Church Disaster Relief - http://www.lcms.org/page.aspx?pid=544
The Governor of Alabama’s office is accepting donations for church and community relief organizations. Donations can be sent using a credit card or check.
Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions will be touring affected areas today and also has a relief page here.
Tornado relief: How you can help in Alabama – Extremely comprehensive list of ways to help Alabama and ways to help IN Alabama http://alabamapossible.org/2011/04/tornado-relief-how-you-can-help/
- Call 2-1-1 (toll free 1-888-421-1266) to find out where volunteers are most needed.
- To foster a pet, email tornadopetsofAL at yahoo.com with the subject line “Will foster”
Tornado Donation Drop Off Locations in Alabama – http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/sidebar_stories/tornado-relief-donations-resources
Church of the Highlands Alabama Relief Efforts – List of what they need and how you can help! http://churchofthehighlands.com/relief
Alabama/Auburn United T-Shirt!! (Tornado Relief)
West Alabama Food Bank – http://www.westalabamafoodbank.org/ Text the word FOOD to 27722 to give $10 to West Alambama Food bank – Answer YES to Questions 1 & 2. All funds stay in West Alabama.
Wiregrass Church in Alabama – We will collecting gift cards at the church beginning May 1. Please bring gift cards from Publix, Wal-Mart, Wal-Greens, or Dollar General. Pre-paid debit cards and gas cards from the major gas companies would also be beneficial. We have relationships with churches in the affected areas who can distribute the cards directly to the affected people. Thank you for your help. If you would like to mail us the cards please send them to P.O. BOX 1601, Dothan, AL 36302. You can also donate online.
Alabama’s 13 and United Way to host Tornado relief telethon May 4th through May 5th – http://www2.wspa.com/blogs/Alabamas13-Weather-Blog/2011/may/03/alabamas-13-host-tornado-relief-telethon-ar-1796522/
Tuscaloosa: Want to help? – http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20110428/NEWS/110429644/1007/news?tc=ar
Donation drop-off points Walker County -http://walkercounty.myfoxal.com/news/community-spirit/donation-drop-points/80058
Alabama tornadoes: More opportunities to help North & Central Alabama (Updated List) -http://blog.al.com/bargain-mom/2011/04/alabama_tornadoes_more_opportu_1.html
Birmingham Bars and Restaurants Help with Tornado Relief – Birmingham Happy Hour: http://bit.ly/j7Q73G
Toomers For Tuscaloosa (with resources for other States also) – http://www.toomers4tuscaloosa.com/
Salvation Army Responds to Garland and Randolph Counties, Arkansas -http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/media/?ID=f8d176c87fef141fdd85dce875850748
Help for Vilonia, Arkansas with updates by Representative David Meeks – http://davidmeeks.blogspot.com/2011/04/ways-to-help-vilonia.html
Georgians look for ways to help tornado survivors – Extremely comprehensive list of ways you can help if you are in Georgia from March of Dimes to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. Click on the comprehensive list link to view more ways to help in Georgia:
- The March of Dimes is mobilizing its network of volunteers and sponsors to help pregnant women and families with infants cope with the aftermath of the storm. March for Babies walkers Saturday are asked to bring diapers, hand sanitizer and powdered formula to any of the metro Atlanta March for Babies sites. For locations check www.marchofdimes.com/georgia and go to the events section.
- Starting Saturday, Kroger shoppers can round up their purchases to the nearest dollar to directly benefit the American Red Cross relief efforts.
- At Publix Super Markets customers can donate any amount by adding it to their grocery total when checking out. Collected money will be channeled through the Red Cross and designated specifically for the Southern storms disaster relief efforts. In a separate donation, Publix Super Markets Charities is contributing $100,000 to the Red Cross.
- The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is collecting bottled water, nonperishable foods, soap, shampoo and tarps. People can donate those items at the headquarters at 2985 Camp Road in Jasper. For information call 706-253-8900.
Mississippi Disaster Recovery Fund : Anyone who would like to contribute can donate either through the website www.mississippirelief.com, or text “MS” to 27722 to give $10 to the Mississippi Disaster Recovery Fund.
Best Western Rewards Members Can Donate Points for Tornado Relief Efforts in Southeast U.S – http://www.newschannel5.com/story/14566052/best-western-rewards-members-can-donate-points-for-tornado-relief-efforts-in-southeast-us
Media General’s WVTM-TV Organizes United Way Telethon to Support Victims of Tornados http://tinyurl.com/3scbzd5 On May 4th
AmeriCares Responding to Deadly Twisters in the U.S. - http://www.newschannel5.com/story/14556586/americares-responding-to-deadly-twisters-in-the-us
Country music stars Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton are organizing a benefit concert for victims, tickets will range from $45-$100. Tickets go on sale May 6th, and the concert date is set for May 26th at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, OK with all proceeds going to benefit storm victims in Atoka County, Oklahoma
You can also donate to Oklahoma victims by texting OKGIVE to 27722 to make a one-time $10 donation for tornado victims
List of ways to help tornado victims in East Tennessee – http://www.newschannel9.com/news/supplies-1000717-sheriff-drop.html
Volunteer And Donate To Tornado Relief Effort http://www.wcyb.com/news/27718702/detail.html
ETSU establishes website to assist victims of tornadoes
Donation drop-off points for Walker Co. - http://t.co/MPzHopW
Neighbor To Neighbor: How Nashville Can Help With Alabama Tornado Relief - http://nashvillest.com/2011/04/28/neighbor-to-neighbor-how-to-help-with-alabama-tornado-relief/
How to help Halifax tornado victims in Virginia –
Donate clothing, shoes, personal care and hygiene items at First Baptist Millstone Church (at 1157 Millstone Church Trail in Nathalie on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.)
OR Hands Up For Halifax (at 807 Traver Ave. in South Boston.) For more info on Hands Up, call Dale Trent at (434) 579-4243, Brandee Sharp at (434) 470-0384 or Angie Jones at (434) 222-6389.
Donate money to the American Red Cross, Greater Richmond Chapter, which includes Halifax. Call the Red Cross at (434) 476-5148 or toll-free at (866) 242-8757.
Give a Hoot; Rescue a Wild Bird Injured or Orphaned by the Storms – Alabama Wildlife Center tells how you can help rescue injured or orphaned birds and also Donations can be made online at http://www.awrc.org/Donate%20Cash, or by telephone Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at (205) 663-7930, extension 8. There is also a Wish List of needed items available on the website, and those items can be delivered every day from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Animals Lost & Found in Alabama Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ALTornadoAnimals?sk=info
Animals Lost & Found in Georgia Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/lostandfoundpetsingeorgiatornados
Displaced Animals in East Tennesse Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Displaced-Animals-Eastern-Tn-from-427-storms/206936232662532
Clarksville, AL J&M Petland is taking donations for pets - Donations of bedding, food, collars, leashes, bottled water and other goods for pets can be dropped off at the store, 1450 Fort Campbell Blvd. The store is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 645-2130.
Daffy’s Soup Kitchen has list of places in Georgia to donate items for pets – http://daffyspetsoupkitchen.info/locations/drop-off-locations/