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How you can help the Alabama Tornado Victims

Updated on June 25, 2011

There are many ways to help!

The people of Alabama need your help!

The purpose of this hub is to inform the public that there is a large need for humanitarian aid in Hackleburg,Alabama due to the Tornado outbreak that happened on 4/28/2011.

Hackleburg was hit by a EF-5 Tornado - the strongest rating on the enhanced fujita scale, over 200 mile per hour winds.

I am aware that there we're several towns affected by the outbreak and if you want to help any of the other towns I will tell you how you can help and give you some suggestions from many different scenarios.

I know that the economy is not what it used to be but, if you can give money that would be great, I recommend that you donate to The American Red Cross.

You can click the link above and send money online to help the victims and even name the town you want the money to go to.

Or you can mail a check and in the section on the check where it says for, you can put in Hackleburg,Alabama or the name of the town you would like to help.

Just mail the check to the:

American Red Cross

300 Chase Park South Hoover, AL 35244


Phone: 205-458-8282

If you cannot give money go HERE - this is the Red Cross official donation sites where you can donate everything from,food,clothing,water and other essentials.

Notice that there are many grocery stores that you can visit and buy items and donate them right there while you are in the store.

Simple things like chap-stick or sun-tan lotion,toilet paper.soap.towels virtually everything is needed.

Remember that many of these people have lost it all... and they are grateful for anything they get, I have seen people cry just because they we're given a toothbrush.

If you just don't have any extra money right now maybe you can get together with a few of your friends and have a yard-sale or a bake sale and raise some money that way.

It feels really good when you do things to help others. have you ever heard the saying it is better to give than to receive? It truly does. especially when it is for people who have lost so much.

If you are in a band, maybe you could have a benefit show for the victims.

If you are a auctioneer.... maybe you could have a consignment auction for the victims.

My point is this...if there is a will then there is a way.

You can help by sharing this link on Facebook or by re-tweeting this on Twitter

You can find a way to help if you will only try.

Thanks for reading this hub & may GOD BLESS US ALL.





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Footage of what is left of Hackleburg,Alabama

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  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark 

    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    @Barbsn - I tell you that Tornado that hit Joplin was horrible, I saw a youtube on it of people in a cooler in a store and that thing made some of the most horrible noises and it lasted for a LONG TIME, I live about 2 miles from where the worse of all the Tornado's on the outbreak in my hubs above sat down and it stayed on the ground for 6 hours, the weather channel did a program about it and said it was the 2nd worse tornado of all time - Joplin was #5th - it truly has been a life changing experience for me... Hackleburg Alabama may never fully recover from that storm 90% of the town was destroyed and they lost their only grocery store and it isn't rebuilding, many people have moved out of the town but we are all still working to get it rebuilt and doing fundraisers etc infact we are doing a benefit concert next SAT to buy equipment needed for the fire and rescue dept.

    Thanks for stopping by and may GOD-Bless-Us-All

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    Barbara Anne Helberg 

    7 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

    @manthy...Good work on this awareness Hub. I have a brother whose job recently moved him to Alabama. He saw the devastation around Joplin -- indescribable!!

    We all need to do what we can to help, like you have!

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    Fay Paxton 

    7 years ago

    Excellent and informative hub. I hope many will answer your call to help the victims. voted up

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    Fluffy77 

    7 years ago from Enterprise, OR

    Awesome and useful Hub, and I truly hope that more folks begin to use this area of the internet to pull our attentions to these natural crisis situations. That do affect our whole country in the end, if whole towns cannot function than we know very well it does get to the Cities in some ways or another too. Financially or other wise we are a whole together this way, really. I know many more people will see these crisis through the internet here and take it more seriously too if it's seen online. More will want to help this way, very smart and clever of you here. You should really be proud of yourself, for having done this and hope others will follow soon too. If put in this situation they should follow your example, and we all do know now from past weather reports that it is going to happen again. Just absolutely awesome of you here. I do have quite a few relatives now, not there but in Louisianna and they get some crazy weather too at times. I pray nothing like this, but we never know, so thanks again for doing this and I will pass it on.

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