Tornadoes in Alabama – How can we help

We were very blessed here in Shelby, on Wednesday, everything either went above us, or below us and we suffered no major damage.

I thank the Lord above for that and I pray that he will help and ease the pain and suffering.

However,Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee all saw deadly storms pass through on Wednesday.
The death toll here in Alabama has gone over 200 and area wide it’s over 300 with a still large number of people missing it will go higher. Much higher I’m afraid.
I don’t know if you are a religious person or not, if you are I would like to ask that you pray for those that lost family members and loved ones.
No words, or actions can ease the pain of losing a loved one, only the Good Lord and time can ease that pain.
I know this from personal experience.

What we have decided to do here at Light Outdoors is to use all the proceeds from this website for the rest of this month as well as all of next month to help the people that we can. It doesn’t cost you one cent more to buy from the affiliates on this site, than it would for you to buy straight through their site.  This website makes a pretty decent amount to only be an affiliate site and we get paid from advertising products for those stores.

What I would like is even if you don’t purchase anything from any of the links go to one of the links below and help out if you can. If you do purchase anything through any of the affiliated links on this site, I want you to know that every dime of commission that we get will go to help out the people that suffered from those storms. You’ll get something you want and the people will get something they need.

Here are some of the ways that you can help the people devastated by these storms.

Red Cross
Donations can be made to the American Red Cross by calling (334) 246-4017 or by mailing a check or money order to Red Cross Central Alabama, 5015 Woods Crossing, Montgomery, AL 36106. Add “Alabama Tornado” to the “for” line of the check.
The Red Cross is also accepting donations on its website at www.redcross.org and via text messages by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999 for a $10 donation. You can also call 1-800-red-cross.

Also the NE Mississippi chapter of the Red Cross is asking for volunteers. Please reach out to your local Red Cross Chapter: Tupelo: 662-842-6101; Starkville: 662-323-4621; Columbus: 662-328-5710. Training is available. Nurses, mental health professionals needed… and anyone with the time can be trained to assess damage, drive the mobile feeding trucks, facilitate client casework, answer phones, give out info, etc.

The Salvation Army 
The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services is providing food, drinks and spiritual support to storm survivors in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

To donate online, visit salvationarmyusa.org.

You can also call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.”

Text “GIVE” to 80888 to make a $10 donation.

Checks can be sent to: 
Salvation Army Disaster Relief 
P.O. Box 100339 
Atlanta, GA

Governor Robert Bentley has set up a website that you can also use to donate help through Click Here for it.

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