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Tuscaloosa AL Important Information on How To Give Help & Where to Get Help

Volunteer Locations
Tuscaloosa: St. Mathias Episcopal Church, across from Walmart at 2310 Skyland Blvd. East Contact Nancy Green (205)561-4169
(noon - 9 p.m.)

United Way of West Alabama, 2720 Sixth St. No. 100, between Lurleen Wallace Boulevard and Capitol Park, 205-345-6640. Needs nonperishable food items, all clothes, tarps (blue or black), ladies' hygiene products (to be distributed by the Red Cross), cash donations by credit card at www.uwwa.org (100 percent stays local)

Valley View Baptist Church, 8820 Hwy 69 S., 205-752-0977. Needs clothes, cash to be distributed by the State Baptist Disaster Relief.

St. Mark United Methodist Church, 1421 McFarland Blvd., Northport, 205-339-5990, shelter for displaced people available. Needs nonperishable food, clothes, volunteers with medical experience.

Red Cross at Belk Activity Center, Bowers Park, shelter for displaced people available. Needs clothes, towels, washcloths, socks.

Alabama Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Agency, www.alsbom.org/feature5 Needs money for local relief and rebuilding churches.

First United Methodist Church, 800 Greensboro Ave., 205-345-7261. Needs cash donations, staging area for relief organizations coming into town. Compassionate Coalition, 205-561-4169, 205-349-2797 Needs volunteers for debris cleanup, help filling out insurance and FEMA paperwork for elderly, disabled and low-income people.

Capstone Church, 1907 University Blvd., 205-366-1581, Needs nonperishable foods, water, diapers, baby food.

Temporary Emergency Services, 1705 15th St., 205-758-5535. Needs: toiletries, bottled water, clothing.

Tuscaloosa Academy, 420 Rice Valley Rd. N. Needs clothing.

Tuscaloosa Flower Shoppe, 2208 University Blvd, 205-758-3065. Items needed: water, canned goods, diapers, children's clothing, etc. Drop off between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

TourismCARES, 1305 Greensboro Avenue, will begin accepting donations on Monday. Canned goods, money, clothes, etc. They are working with the local Red Cross and United Way.

Need of Any Kind (medical or otherwise) go to:

-Leland Shopping Center at 2601 University Blvd
-Lockleer Dodge at 3200 10th Ave
-Fire and Logistics Building in front of Bruno's on McFarland
-Skyland Elementary at 408 Skyland Blvd East

Shelter Locations:

The Belk Center is located at 2101 Bowers Park Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405.

The University of Alabama Rec Center is available for shelter for students who have had damage done to their residence. The shelter should not be used by students who are only without power.

Blood Drives:

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will be collecting ALL BLOOD TYPES at the following locations:

NorthRidge Fitness- Tuscaloosa 10am-7pm


Donation Sites: items to donate to the victims here:

Tuscaloosa: Image Makers Salon on University Blvd is an accepting location for United Way. Bottled Water, snacks, small meals (no cooking required), personal care items (deodorant, shampoo, soap, tooth brushes and tooth pastes, etc). Call (205) 366-1986

Tuscaloosa: Academy Sports + Outdoors will be giving out bottled water to residents in need at its Tuscaloosa store at 710 Skyland Blvd. from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

Food and other giveaways:

11:00 AM - CVS/pharmacy, 808 15th Street E, Tuscaloosa

Send Money To:

The American Red Cross has more than 30 emergency response vehicles en route to provide food and to hand out clean-up and comfort kits. Text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation or visit the website to donate, give blood or volunteer. http://www.redcross.org/

At the BJCC: Donation barrels will be placed at the Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil festival site to collect donations for the Mid Alabama Region of the American Red Cross for Alabama tornado relief efforts.  Community volunteers will also be present to assist with the fundraising efforts. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday, April 29 for the weekend event at the BJCC.

Volunteers of America Southeast is accepting monetary donations to aid victims of the tornadoes. Text VOA to 27722 from your mobile phone or visit www.voase.org to donate online or to send a check. One hundred percent of all monies received by Volunteers of America Southeast will be used by VOA provide food, water, medical, and other humanitarian aid to the people directly affected by this disaster. All funds will be used directly for relief efforts. Volunteers are also needed. For more info or to volunteer to help, call Paul McLendon at 251-422-7729

Any Regions Bank: donations for the American Red Cross’ Tornado Disaster Relief Fund will be accepted from the general public at all Regions Bank branches in the 16 states the company serves.

Follow The Salvation Army's blog ( http://blog.salvationarmyusa.org/)for updates, visit its website (http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www_usn_2.nsf) or text "GIVE" to 80888 to make a $10 donation to the organization's relief efforts. It will show up on your next mobile phone bill.

Visit Samaritan's Purse online to volunteer or make a donation to help the storm victims. They have already dispatched two disaster relief units, tractor trailers stocked with emergency supplies and tools,   http://www.samaritanspurse.org/



If you are missing your pet or have found one, use the lost and found tool on the GBHS website, visit: http://www.gbhs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=LF_Lost_Dogs

Tuscaloosa: Dr. Canant on Watermelon Road has offered to treat animals injured in the storms free of charge. PLEASE, only those injured in the storms.

Doctors and Nurses Needed:

If you are an EMT, RN, Dr. or in the medical profession, please contact DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa or go there with your LICENSE to offer assistance (205.759.7111)

What to do with injured wildlife:

If you find an injured bird in your yard among the storm debris, call the Alabama Wildlife Center’s Wildlife Help Line at (205) 663-7930, extension 2 and leave a brief message that includes name and telephone number with area code. A trained specialist monitors the line from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. every day, and returns calls within the hour to give advice on what to do next.

If injured or orphaned mammals (squirrels, deer, raccoons, etc.) or reptiles and amphibians (snakes, lizards, frogs, etc.) are found, contact the Wild Mammal Care of Alabama at (205) 871-7803 or  Alabama Reptile Rescue Sanctuary at (205) 253-1283.

Returning personal documents/photographs found in debris:

-There's a Facebook page now dedicated to the recovery of documents, photos and other debris that people are finding in their yards back to their original owners. Search for "Pictures and Documents found after the April 27, 2011 Tornadoes" in Facebook or click that link. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pictures-and-Documents-found-after-the-April-27-2011-Tornadoes/162443980482277?sk=photos

Imposed Curfew:

-Mayor Maddox has imposed a curfew for Thursday, April 28th from 10 pm until 6 am. A curfew is also imposed for Friday, April 29th from 8 pm until 6 am.

Boil Water Alert:

-see here for instructions: http://www.tuscaloosa.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=2315


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