Charities Mobilize to Help Tornado Victims, Call for Donations

I do not post fundraising requests on this blog (although I do in the Twitter feed), but in light of the historic devastation of the tornadoes that swept through the south yesterday I want to let readers know that the Red Cross and the Salvation Army are asking for donations.

The Red Cross is currently helping victims of the recent fires, floods, storms and other violent weather events across several states by providing food, shelter, clothing and health services. They are now mobilized in central Alabama to respond to this crisis. If you would like to make a contribution, visit the Red Cross giving page to make an online donation or, to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross Alabama Tornado Relief Fund, text “REDCROSS” to 90999.

The Salvation Army is also accepting donations to assist victims of the southern storms. They have deployed personnel across the region even though their own properties in Tuscaloosa, Alabama were damaged by the tornado. Text “GIVE” to 80888 to help with Salvation Army disaster relief operations across the southeast or visit their website.

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