Tornado relief: Resources and ways to help

Tornado relief: Resources and ways to help

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Severe storms with deadly long-track tornados pushed through Alabama Thursday. Some families lost their homes, some suffered significant damage and some even lost loved ones. All of them likely have a long road to recovery ahead. If you’d like to donate or volunteer or if you are in need of a service, please see the list of resources below.

DONATION COLLECTIONS:

Calhoun County

Calhoun County AG Center (4500 Bynum Leatherwood Rd., Anniston, AL Open 8-4 p.m.)

Donations needed: Bottled water, clean-up kits, tarps, paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, wipes, tissues), infant items, hygiene products. Currently needed items listed above will continue to be a necessity.

Habitat for Humanity of Calhoun County Restore (22 West 10th St., Anniston, AL)

Please donate supplies Friday, March 26 Open 11 - 2 p.m.

Donations needed: Water, Gatorade, tarps, gloves, trash bags, snacks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby wipes are a few examples of what we need. Monetary donations will also be accepted for vouchers to help those affected.

Shelby County

Oak Mountain High School (5476 Caldwell Mill Rd., Birmingham, AL)

Items may be dropped off March 26-27

Pelham Rec Center (2020 Ball Park, Rd., Pelham, AL)

Donations needed: Cleaning supplies, face masks, baby formula and MORE

Briarwood Christian School (6255 Cahaba Valley Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242)

South campus gym on Friday, March 26th, Noon - 6:00 pm

Collecting cases of water, non-perishable snacks, trash bags, tarps, hygiene items, blankets and towels, storage bins

Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama Disaster Recovery Response

Donations may be made online at https://cfnea.fcsuite.com/erp/donate or by mailing a check to 1130 Quintard Ave., Suite 100, Anniston, AL 36201

100% of every dollar will go to recovery in northeast Alabama

CFNEA provides funds for: rebuilding, debris removal, replacement of lost belongings, and other needs.

First Baptist Church of Columbiana (208 North Main Street) will serve as a collection and distribution center for basic needs in our community Saturday.

Items can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to noon and will be ready for distribution from noon to 5 p.m.

Talladega County

Talladega Fire Rescue (225 South Street West)

Donations may be delivered to Station 1, Friday March 26th - Saturday, March27th 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Accepting: bottled water, tarps, flashlights, duct tape, toilet paper, baby needs, bleach, buckets, hand sanitizer, masks, cleaning supplies

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VOLUNTEER INFORMATION:

Calhoun County

Oak Bowery Baptist Church(3300 AL Hwy 144, Ohatchee, AL)

Want to help by volunteering? The Volunteer Reception Center will be open today from 12 - 4 p.m. LARGE/HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS AND CERTIFIED CHAINSAW USERS ONLY AT THIS TIME, PLEASE!

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DONATION PICK-UP:

Calhoun County

Ohatchee Senior Center (7805 SR-77 Ohatchee, AL Open 8-4p.m. Beginning Sat. Mar 27)

First Baptist Church of Williams. (5579 Co Rd 37, Jacksonville, AL Open 8-4p.m. Beginning Sat. Mar 27)

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DISASTER RELIEF:

Calhoun County

Calhoun County EMA

Click here for: Calhoun County EMA Disaster Assistance Form

If you were affected by the tornadoes on Thursday, March 25, please fill out this form for assistance from the Calhoun County EMA and their partners.

Shelby County

Indian Springs Baptist Church (3375 Cahaba Valley Rd, Indian Springs, AL)

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DEBRIS/CLEAN-UP/TARPS/TREE REMOVAL:

Shelby County

City of Calera is assisting with tornado damage debris removal. The landfill has added free landfill days for the next three Saturdays (Mar 27, Apr 3, and Apr 10)

First Baptist Church of Pelham and Church of the Highland (Riverchase)

Clean-up/debris removal, roof tarps, tree cutting (Mar 27)

Collectivus Church, Calera, AL

Clean-up in Timberline neighborhood (Mar 27 at 8 a.m.)

Jefferson County

Asbury United Methodist Church (6690 Cahaba Valley Rd, Birmingham, AL)

Distributing tornado buckets with supplies

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POWER OUTAGES:

Alabama Power Customers can report 24/7 at 800-888-2726.

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FOOD:

Bibb County

New Beginning Food Pantry (10355 AL-5, Centreville, AL)

Church is located behind Wendy’s in Brent. Distribution on Sunday, March 28 at 4 p.m.

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MOBILE APPS/EMERGENCY UPDATES:

Download the free Red Cross Emergency App for real-time weather alerts, open shelters and expert advice on floods. The Emergency App includes an “I’m Safe” feature that helps people check on loved ones. Search “American Red Cross” in app stores

VETERANS:

Those with Military emergency needs can contact American Red Cross Hero Care Network for assistance: 877-272-7337

MENTAL HEALTH (Disaster Distress Helpline):

Call: 800-985-5990, Text: Talk With Us to 66746 or visit, www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov

ROAD CONDITIONS:

For real-time road conditions visit: https://algotraffic.com/

PRESCRIPTIONS/MEDICAL:

GoodRX for Meds Coupons: Save on your prescriptions, click on https://www.goodrx.com/

Needy Meds: Click on https://www.needymeds.org/ for finding Pharmaceutical companies who make the meds. Then you can access that company to see if they have a prescription program to get the meds for free or at a reduced cost.

Emergency Prescription Refills: A pharmacist can dispense a one-time emergency refill of up to a 30-day supply of the prescribed medication; under a state of emergency, the standard authorized 72-hour emergency supply limit is increased to a 30-day supply.

DOCUMENT RECOVERY:

Shot Records: Call:800.469.4599 or Email: http://www.adph.org

Medicare Cards: Phone: 800-772-1213; Website: www.socialsecurity.gov/medicarecard/

Passport: Phone: 202-955-0430 or 1-877-487-2778

U.S. Savings Bonds: Phone: 800-722-2678 or 800-553-2663; Website: //www.treasurydirect.gov/

Tax Returns: Phone: 800-829-1040; Website: //www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506.pdf

Military Records: Phone: 866-272-6272; Website: www.archives.gov/contact/redit

Credit Reports: Equifax, Experian or TransUnion: Phone: 877-322-8228; Website: www.annualcreditreport.com

Social Security Card: Phone: 800-772-1213; Website: www.ssa.gov

Real Estate and Property Records (Mortgage Documents, Deeds, etc.): //propertydeeds.org

Medical and Prescription Records: Call your own doctor; medical and prescription records are tracked electronically

If you’d like to help by donating to the families, you can do so by the following:

  • Online: helpsalvationarmy.org
  • Donate by phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY
  • Mail checks to: The Salvation Army, PO Box 11005, Birmingham, AL 35202

You can designate “March Alabama Tornadoes” on all donations.

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