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Help for Alabama [May. 1st, 2011|09:18 am]
Originally posted by teaberryblue at Help for Alabama
As you've probably noticed, one of my best friends in the whole world lives in Tuscaloosa. You can read about her experiences these past few days here. Now that she is in a safe place, I feel like it's time I should be helping out other folks in the area.

Here are some ways you can help.

CBS42 has a list of ways to donate water, non-perishable food items, clothing, etc., for people who are within driving distance.

AL.com has more ways for people who are in the region to help.

If you want to volunteer, call the United Way at 211.

[info]alephz took the time to put together a list of ways to donate money. I'm c/ping that here.

You can donate to the Alabama Red Cross. Or even the regular Red Cross. There's also the Salvation Army and the Alabama Governer's Emergency Relief Fund

There is also a link to many ways you can help here:

Stuff to send to Alabama.

A couple things you should know: They are looking most for money, bottled water, and non-perishable food items, flashlights, batteries, hand sanitizer, as well as gift cards to stores like Wal-Mart, Lowes, and other big chain stores that are located in the area.

Anyone who sends me confirmation of a donation of $10 or more (you can send me a photo of a text confirmation if you do the text to the Red Cross or Salvation Army thing) will get a black and white drawing of a single figure (person, animal or thing). If you send $50 or more, I will draw 2-3 figures for you. You could have a usericon like my usericon, for only $10!


[User Picture]From: anne_d
2011-05-01 03:48 pm (UTC)
Matthew, it's so good to hear from you again [bracketsbracketsbrackets]

Thank you for the links; I'll be donating what moneys we can manage as soon as possible.

ETA: And it's done.

Edited at 2011-05-01 04:01 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: teaberryblue
2011-05-01 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the signal boost!
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