Join Facebook, Twitter and the Red Cross in Helping Victims of Alabama's Tornadoes
May 11, 2011 at 1:32 PM
After last month's devastating tornadoes in the south, volunteers from around the country are heading to the effected areas. If you want to help out as well, there are a few organizations still looking for help in Alabama:
· The American Red Cross has set up emergency shelters throughout the region. They’re also providing food, blood, emergency-response vehicles and other relief supplies. You can find out about volunteer opportunities at RedCross.org or by visiting your local Red Cross office.
· The Salvation Army has also set up mobile stations where they are still feeding thousands who have lost their homes on a daily basis. To find out how to volunteer or to make a donation visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.
· There are also several Facebook and Twitter pages reporting where help is needed. In Tuscaloosa, Alabama they've set up a Facebook page to let people know where volunteers or goods are needed on a daily basis and @HelpTTown is retweeting requests for help on an up-to-the-minute basis.
The governor's office has added links to portals where you can register as a volunteer in the state or donate needed goods. You can register to volunteer at Aidmatrixnetwork.org.
And just an FYI, if you do volunteer through any of these organizations, you will have to pay your own way, including all travel expenses, accommodations and meals.