Times are tough right now but there is one resource that relief efforts can't succeed without, money.
In order to make sure that your hard earned dollars are going directly to the relief efforts, the governor's office suggests that you use their 2-1-1 system.
Just visit http://www.servealabama.gov/2010/2011%20Tornadoes/Response.aspx. On that site, you can donate by check or credit card.
You can choose to donate just cash that can go to any need or you can specify that you'd like your money to go to food or diapers. It is your choice.
If you prefer, you can donate to the Red Cross. Just call your local chapter or visit their website http://american.redcross.org/wsfa-pub.