CRITICAL- Alabama Disaster Relief and Cleanup Needed

Folks,
Our neighbors have been decimated by this catastrophe and desperately need our help. Over the next few weeks we will be encouraging our volunteers and supporters (several are victims of this storm) to volunteer our time and talent. The cleanup effort is monumental. These people cannot do it by themselves. Now is the time for action. I will send Georgia details as soon as I receive them. However, Alabama is at a critical stage and needs our immediate help. One city was completely leveled and Tuscaloosa severely impacted. Will you join our efforts?
I will be sending out memos with links for people to connect with.
http://churchofthehighlands.com/relief

Current Needs and Opportunities

Recent update

Items Needed
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Adult disposable briefs and pads, such as Depend®
  • Towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Blankets
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Baby food / formula
  • Bottled water
  • Juice (individual)
  • Packaged food for distribution
  • Tarps
  • Rakes
  • Shovels
  • Chainsaws
  • Other large yard tools
Collection Points for Donation Items

Birmingham and surrounding areas

Church of the Highlands [map]
Collection times: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Grants Mill Campus (South Parking Lot)
5901 Overton Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35210

Hueytown / Pleasant Grove [map]
Collection times: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
3075 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive
Hueytown, Alabama 35023

Tuscaloosa

Belk Center [map]
Collection times: 24/7 (anytime)
2101 Bowers Park Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405

Service Opportunities

In the days to come, there will be more opportunities to serve the people affected by the storms. Because of the nature of our service opportunities, volunteers should be 12 years of age or older.

Grants Mill – Birmingham
Serving times: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

  • Loading / unloading of trucks
  • Supply management / sorting
  • Drivers for distribution

Christian Service Mission – Birmingham
Serving times: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Loading / unloading of trucks
  • Supply management / sorting
  • Drivers for distribution

Belk Center – Tuscaloosa
Serving times: 24/7 (anytime)

  • Cleanup
  • Supply delivery and distribution
  • Shelter volunteers (Anytime, evening and overnight hours available)
  • Trucks and chainsaws helpful

Hueytown – 3075 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive
Serving times: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Volunteers to hand out food

Holy Trinity World Outreach [map]
Serving times: From 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
1010 16th Ave West
Birmingham, Alabama 35204

Meet at Holy Trinity World Outreach church any time for shuttle to old Scott School

  • Serve in disaster relief center
  • Cooking and ministering to displaced residents (from 10 am to 6 pm)

Ongoing volunteer efforts will be coordinated through the Birmingham Dream Center.

Dream Center
5705 First Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35212
Phone number: 205-591-1700

Live Updates from @BhamDreamCenter

11:22 am
05/01

We need 1000’s of tarps, can openers, and sunscreen at Christian Service Mission. @csmission can receive these today until 8pm. #ALTogether

11:06 am
05/01

If you have a heart for local outreach ministry and praying for people please come down to the Dream Center.

10:51 am
05/01

If you are looking for somewhere to serve, people needed at Scott School

10:50 am
05/01

We have enough people to answer phones at this point at the Dream Center. If you can help this coming week, let us know.

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4 thoughts on “CRITICAL- Alabama Disaster Relief and Cleanup Needed

  1. Pingback: How to Help Alabama | Oklahoma State University Service-Learning Volunteer Center

  2. Madison in Madison County:

    EXIT Realty of the Valley
    3810 Sullivan Street Suite C
    Madison, AL 35758
    Office #256-258-0606
    Mon – Fri, 9 AM – 4 PM.
    Located in Arlington Place, to the right of Paul Mitchell Beauty School
    Cash, non perishable food, clothes, toys, tools, . . . anything in good condition which can help storm victims. Exit Associates will sort and organize the donations and coordinate with Red Cross, Salvation Army and other agencies to deliver your donations where they are most needed.

    Huntsville in Madison County:

    The Rock “Manna Center”
    Located to the north of the Family Center and Office, behind the Animal Hospital.
    2300 Memorial Parkway

  3. Good Morning.

    I wanted to reach out and extend our services to your communities that are undergoing any current disasters with flooding or severe weather. Right now we have some basic flip phones that we can send out to you for free. The only thing you would need to purchase are the minutes that are going to be used for the phones. We have two plans available for this phone, one is the all you need plan for $30, gives you 1000 minutes, 1000 texts, and 30 MB of data; the other is our unlimited plan for $45, unlimited talk, text and web. It can help with families needing to get in touch with other family members, or for staff/volunteers that are out on site helping. No contracts! Please call me at: 1-888-887-9117 to get these phones out to you.

  4. Hello,my name is Travis Matthews,i am trying to do what i can for relief in Alabama…. I am an equipmentoperator and am offering my skill and knowlegde if anyone there needs it….Cant find a number or site looking for help…Need your help,,,,,,Thank you..

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