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Neighbors in Need - Resource Center

Donation Information:

If you would like to help those affected by Wednesday's storms, the American Red Cross is accepting donations in a couple of ways.

Make out your check to "American Red Cross - Neighbors in Need", and mail it to:

American Red Cross - Neighbors in Need
300 Chase Park South
Hoover Alabama 35244

If you prefer to make a donation on-line, please click here to visit alredcross.org


-To apply for federal disaster assistance online, go to www.disasterassistance.gov

-To apply over the phone, call 1-800-621-3362 between the hours of 7am and 10 pm.

-The United Way has set up a hotline to help victims find low cost temporary housing.  Call 211 for more details.

 


Volunteer Information:

-United Way's Hands on Birmingham - http://www.handsonbirmingham.org

-Volunteers in Tuscaloosa are asked to register at St. Matthias Episcopal Church on Skyland Boulevard

-Volunteers in Calhoun County must register at the Ohatchee Police Department

-Volunteers in Concord must register at the YMCA on 4th Avenue South

-Webster's Chapel leaders are looking for volunteers with vehicles who can distribute supplies to tornado victims.  Volunteers should go to the Webster's Chapel Fire Station


Drop off Locations:

-Harvest Church in Northport is accepting donations for tornado survivors

-Christian Service Mission at 3600 3rd Ave South is accepting personal care items, baby supplies, and other items of basic need

-First Baptist Church Trussville is a drop off point for donations Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm

-Church of the Highlands on Grants Mill Road is accepting items of basic need

-Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Alexandria is collecting donations of bathing supplies

-Clear Branch United Methodist Church in Argo is a drop off location from 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday

-Mark Ferrier Ministries has a drop off point at 97.7 Fox FM radio in Jasper

-Alabaster First United Methodist Church accepting donations for storm survivors at Restore Building behind the church

-Holy Faith Temple is accepting donations for tornado survivors in Childersburg

-Central Baptist Church of Jasper is collecting supplies for victims in Cordova.

-McAlpine Recreation Center at 1115 Avenue F in Ensley is now a drop off point

-108 Haynes Street in Talladega is collecting donations for survivors in East Alabama

-East Birmingham Church of God on First Avenue North is collecting supplies

-All Books-A-Million stores are collecing monetary donations for the Salvation Army

-East Birmingham Church of God in Christ on 1st Avenue is collecting supplies

-Aldrich Assembly of God is collecting relief supplies at Lucky's Market in Montevallo and Sammy's Fresh Market in Wilsonville.

-Vance town community center is collecting donations for survivors in Vance

-Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church is accepting donations all week from 9am until 6pm.

-Donations in Calhoun County may be dropped off at Eagle Point Baptist Church in Jacksonville and Word Alive Church in Coldwater.

-Jasper Jaycees are accepting donated items at the fairgrounds on Airport Road.  Cash donations can be made at Bank of Walker County.  Call 205-221-3928 for more info.

-Hardin's Chapel Church in Ragland is an official EMA site

-Cullman county donation locations: Eagle Point Church, Isaiah 58-Word Alive Church, Piedmont Benevolence and Salvation Army

-UAB is holding blood drives at the North Pavillion from 10am to 5pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday. 7am to 2pm Tuesday and Friday


Places to pick up items or get help:

-People with disabilities who have lost medication or equipment can call 205-251-2223 ext 102

-United Way has set up a hotline to help victims find low cost temporary housing - call 211

-There will be a physician on site and medicine available at Scott School through Saturday from 7am to 7pm

-Tornado survivors in Hale and Greene counties can get help at Springfield United Methodist Church in Eutaw and at Johnson Hill United Methodist Church in Union

-Toiletries and clothing are available for pick up at Plum Grove Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. If you need transportation, call 205-292-5836

-Food and water stations for victims are set up at the Leland Shopping Center, Forest Lake Baptist relief center and Skyland Elementary.

-Aldridge Community Missionary Baptist Church in Parrish has food, formula, clothes and water for any storm survivors who need help.

-Victims in St. Clair County can get food, water and other supplies at the Shoal Creek Community Center.

-Tarps available in St. Clair County at Odenville Fire Department, Pell City Fire Station One, Reiverside Fire Department

-The Salvation Army has set up mobile canteen operations in Forest Lake, Holt High School and on 15th Street in Alberta City.

-Tornado victims in Hale and Greene Counties can get help at Springfield United Methodist Church in Eutaw and at Johnson Hill United Methodist Church in Union.

-The Masonic Lodge in Pleasant Grove is serving meals and distributing supplies to tornado victims.

-Bethel Baptist Church in Pratt City is providing food and shelter to tornado survivors in that community

-Food, water and other supplies are available at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Hueytown.

-The Red Cross has opened feeding stations at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Knighten's Volunteer Fire Department, Webster's Chapel Volunteer Fire Department, First Baptist Church of Williams, Mt. Olive Volunteer Fire Department in Ohatchee and the Ellis Community Fire Department.

-Hardin's Chapel Church in Ragland is an official EMA site

-Free first aid station is open in Pleasant Grove from 9am to 6pm at 615 Pleasant Grove Road Monday through Friday

-Free medical clinic at Scott School in Pratt City 7am to 7pm


Shelters:

-Bethel Baptist Church in Pratt City is providing food and shelter to tornado victims in that community.

-The American Red Cross has set up shelters at the Belk Center in Tuscaloosa, First Baptist Church in Hanceville, the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, the Civic Center in Cullman and First United Methodist Church in Springville.

-American Red Cross shelter in St. Clair County is at Greensport Baptist Church in Ashville


Insurance office locations:

-Allstate Insurance has mobile claims centers set up at the Lowe's in Bessemer, the Winn-Dixie at River Square Plaza in Hueytown and the K-Mart on Skyland Boulevard in Tuscaloosa.

-State Farm has centers set up at Lowe's in Cullman, Tuscaloosa, Bessemer and Fultondale.

-ALFA has centers at the Save-a-Lot in Cullman and the ALFA Service Center in Gadsden.

-Farmers Insurance has centers at Home Depot in Tuscaloosa, the Forest Square Shopping Center in Forestdale, and the Farmers district offices in Vestavia Hills and Pell City.


Misc:

-A battery charging station is set up at the Walmart in Tuscaloosa.  Flash lights are also being given away while supplies last.

-If you have loved ones who are still missing in the Birmingham area, call 205-787-1487 or 205-787-1488.

-Greater Birmingham Humane Society lost and found pet hotline open 8am to 5pm daily: 205-397-8534. Hotline is for Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties

-Official FEMA mobile disaster recovery center in Sumter county: Geiger Town Hall 201 Broadway

-Victims in Pratt City are in need of trash bags and baskets to help collect their personal belongings

-Calhoun County needs rope, tools, gloves, masks, tarps, first aid supplies and baby supplies

-Some local contractors in Tuscaloosa are offering free debris removal.  Call 205-248-5800.

-Samaritan's Purse in Tuscaloosa is providing free debris removal and free tarps.  Call 205-345-7554.

-A dusk to dawn curfew is in effect for all of Cullman County.

-An 8pm to 6am curfew is in effect in the city of Tuscaloosa.

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