MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The following is a news release from the Press Office of the Governor of Alabama.
The volunteer and donations response in the wake of the April 27 deadly tornado outbreak in the state of Alabama has been tremendous. Governor Robert Bentley encourages volunteers to use Alabama's Statewide 2-1-1 Volunteer Call Center.
Alabama's Statewide 2-1-1 Volunteer Call Center is a 24/7 volunteer and donations hotline that provides an opportunity for people to connect to available volunteer and donation options. By calling 2-1-1 (in the state of Alabama or toll free 1-888-421-1266) or visiting www.servealabama.gov, individuals can register to volunteer or provide a financial donation to the Governor's Emergency Relief Fund.
All volunteers not affiliated with an organization should register with 2-1-1. Once registered, volunteers will receive notifications of volunteer opportunities across the state.
"In the coming days, weeks and months, volunteers will be needed across the state to help in the relief effort," said Governor Robert Bentley. "The coordination of volunteers is the best way to serve effectively during time of disaster."
- To Register to Volunteer call 2-1-1 (in-state) or 1-888-421-1266 (out-of-state) or via the web site www.servealabama.gov
- Donations to the Governor's Emergency Relief Fund can be made at www.servealabama.gov or by calling 2-1-1
- For a list of Volunteer Reception Centers (VRCs) in Alabama please visit www.ServeAlabama.gov
The Governor's Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives (GFBCI) is overseeing the statewide volunteer response effort and has the following suggestions for volunteers wanting to help.