04 May 2011 ~ 8 Comments

Helping Alabama Tornado Victims – How to Donate

Last week, tornadoes swept through seven US states, wreaking havoc on everyone and everything in their paths. The hardest-hit state was Alabama, where officials are saying the damage my rival the $1 billon loss the state suffered just six years ago when Hurricane Katrina hit.

Citizens across the US are coming together to raise money and provide assistance to all storm victims, but especially those in Alabama. Here is a list of a few of the different ways that you can help offer relief:

Monetary Donations:

  • The United Way Tornado Relief Telethon: Call 1-855-205HELP until 3:00am EDT Thursday to pledge.
  • The American Red Cross: Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation
  • Feeding America: Help provide food to those without by making an online donation
  • West Alabama Food Bank: Text “FOOD” to 27722 to donate $10

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Food, Water and Clothing:

  • AlabamaPossible.org: Visit alabamapossible.org to see a full list of locations accepting these types of donations.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Hands on Birmingham: If local, call 205-251-5849 for opportunities
  • The United Way: Register to be a  statewide storm disaster volunteer
  • 211: Call 1-888-421-1266 to find where volunteers are most needed

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Do you have other ways you’ve given back to tornado victims? Share your stories by leaving a comment.

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8 Responses to “Helping Alabama Tornado Victims – How to Donate”

  1. amy amos 7 May 2011 at 3:00 pm Permalink

    I’d like to ship clothing and childrens items…where do I send it? Please respond here or to my email.
    Amy Amos

  2. sean 10 May 2011 at 7:08 pm Permalink

    Amy -

    If you visit alabamapossible.org, you can find multiple options of where to send clothing and children’s items. We aren’t collecting these donations ourselves, but have provided links to places that are.

    Thank you!

  3. linda miner 13 May 2011 at 2:10 pm Permalink

    I would like to find out how I can be reassured the things I donate actually get to the alabama victims and not to the people that pick up the items

  4. sean 13 May 2011 at 3:28 pm Permalink


    That’s always a valid concern. If you choose to donate through one of the organizations we’ve listed, you’ll need to talk to a representative there to see if they can provide you with a proof of delivery.

    Glad you’re able to help the victims in Alabama. Thank you from all of us!

  5. Giselle Marcazzo 1 June 2011 at 1:48 pm Permalink

    I am in South Florida and have alot of children and womens clothing and linens for the victims but cannot seem to find a place to donate down here? HELP…I always donate to natural disaster victims..and this is the 1st time Ive run into this problem

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