How to help those affected by Alabama tornado

Published 4:13 pm Monday, March 4, 2019

Rescue crews are still searching for victims today after the deadliest U.S. tornado in nearly six years ripped through a rural Alabama community. At least 23 people were killed, including multiple children.

Dozens are still missing in Lee County, according to the sheriff, who said that crews had combed the hardest-hit areas but that other places have yet to be searched.

With so much destruction, all supplies and tools are welcomed. A few specific donations they have been asking for are bottled waters, granola bars, diapers, baby formula, heavy duty trash bags, gloves, cleaning supplies, sleeping bags, warm clothes, blankets, towels, pillows, non-perishable food, and air mattresses.

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You can drop off supplies at the following locations:

Donation Drive at Sister’s in Troy all week from 11am-3pm

Auburn High School

Beulah High School

Greater Peace Baptist Church

Dream Center Auburn

Opelika Animal Hospital- is accepting all displaced animals at no charge

If you would like to volunteer:

Sanford Middle School  is hosting local volunteer rescue efforts and will direct people where they need help.

Church of the Highlands will be sending teams in the upcoming days after assessing how they can help best and you can text the word “response” to 74000 to get updates on opportunities to help.

Contact the American Red Cross at 205-704-1777 and ask for the volunteer coordinator.

Any local Troy efforts to help, please contact our office at 334-670-6325 so we can add you to the list.