More than $90,000 donated during Hurricane Michael relief drive

More than $90,000 donated during Hurricane Michael relief drive
WSFA 12 News viewers have donated more than $90,000.

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - WSFA 12 News teamed up with the American Red Cross to collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Michael.

WSFA 12 News viewers have donated more than $90,000.

Some big donations that came in included $5,000 from WSFA 12 News' parent company Raycom Media and a $10,000 donation from the S Adam Schloss Foundation.

Kelly Hodges with the American Red Cross said the donations are a true testament to the generosity right here in our area.

According to the American Red Cross, more than 1,700 Red Cross disaster workers are supporting the relief efforts in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

The organization and its partners have served more than 900,000 meals and snacks, the Red Cross says.

Local resident Walter Anderson accepts hot meals from American Red Cross worker James Hogan in Panama City, FL. Walter and 15 friends and family have gathered in one home together to wait for utilities to be restored.
Local resident Walter Anderson accepts hot meals from American Red Cross worker James Hogan in Panama City, FL. Walter and 15 friends and family have gathered in one home together to wait for utilities to be restored. (Source: Daniel Cima/American Red Cross)
Local Panama City resident Jay Postley was happy to receive a hot meal from the American Red Cross. Jay lives in an apartment complex that is still without utility services due to the impact of Hurricane Michael. “Did you see that car down stairs with the tree on it? That’s mine,” said Jay. Jay reported that neighbors are helping one another. “I love her,” said Jay as she wrapped her arm around her neighbor.
Local Panama City resident Jay Postley was happy to receive a hot meal from the American Red Cross. Jay lives in an apartment complex that is still without utility services due to the impact of Hurricane Michael. “Did you see that car down stairs with the tree on it? That’s mine,” said Jay. Jay reported that neighbors are helping one another. “I love her,” said Jay as she wrapped her arm around her neighbor. (Source: Daniel Cima/American Red Cross)

Alabama residents who have been affected by Hurricane Michael can call 211 to get help with storm recovery. Just dial 211 or 888-421-1266. You can also text the 211 call center at 888-421-1266. 211 is available 24/7, is free, and serves as the initial contact point for several agencies and programs.

Alabama residents can also see an updated list of resources that are available by visiting the 2-1-1 web page at www.211connectsalabama.org. Florida residents should visit www.211nwfl.org or call at 855-420-8689 or 850-595-5905 for updates.

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