BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Following a series of tornadoes and storms that devastated Central Alabama Thursday, many are in the process of picking up the pieces of their homes that were destroyed.
However, there are ways that the community can help those impacted by the storms.
- Birmingham is hosting a supply drive for area tornado survivors at Boutwell Auditorium from March 30 to April 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Calhoun County EMA donations and drop-off locations.
- Donations are being accepted at the Calhoun County Agriculture Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Items needed include: infant items, bottled water, tarps/cleanup kits, hygiene products, paper towels. Monetary donations can be donated here.
- Donation pickup locations for those who are in need are located at the Ohatchee Senior Center and First Baptist Church of Williams from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Volunteers will meet at Oak Bowery Church at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- United Way of Central Alabama has ways for people to donate to tornado victims by visiting their website or by texting “Tornado” to 62644.
- People can donate to the Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham through the following ways:
- Online at helpsalvationarmy.org
- Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
- Mail checks to: The Salvation Army, PO Box 11005, Birmingham, AL 35202. Checks can be designated “March Alabama Tornadoes” on all donations.
- CBS 42, in collaboration with the Red Cross, will host an all-day day of giving on Wednesday, March 31, where viewers will be able to donate money and supplies to families in need. CBS 42 will be conducting interviews and running pre-produced stories to continue to push awareness and donations.
This story will be updated as more organizations begin offering ways to donate.