Quantcast

Alabama Red Cross opens emergency aid stations and updates shelt - abc27 WHTM

Alabama Red Cross opens emergency aid stations and updates shelter locations

Posted: Updated:
The Alabama Red Cross is helping people across the state in the aftermath of the recent tornadoes and flooding. Shelters are still open and Red Cross relief efforts will continue this weekend as people continue the monumental task of cleaning up their homes and neighborhoods. The Red Cross will be handing out relief supplies like brooms, buckets, gloves, shovels, rakes and tarps at the following locations in Jefferson County:

  • Visionary Methodist Church, 1829 Dartmouth Avenue, Bessemer, AL
  • Graysville Senior Center, 215 2nd Street SW, Graysville, AL
Emergency Aid Stations are also open at several locations in the affected areas of the state. These emergency aid stations are staffed with trained Red Cross disaster workers who are assisting people with recovery information, referrals, casework services, and emotional support. The stations are located as follows:

·         BLOUNT COUNTY: 96 2nd Ave East, Oneonta, AL

·         CULLMAN COUNTY: Cross Haven Church, 9131 US Hwy 31 South, Hanceville, AL

·         ETOWAH COUNTY: Bethlehem Baptist Church, 5850 Sardis Road, Boaz, AL

·         JEFFERSON COUNTY: United Methodist Church of Kimberly, 9178 Old Hwy 31, Kimberly, AL

·         LEE COUNTY: Crawford Baptist Church, 4503 US 80 West, Crawford, AL

·         LIMESTONE COUNTY: 1300 Armory Street, Athens, AL

·         TUSCALOOSA COUNTY: Woodland Forrest BC, 6701 Hargrove Road East, Tuscaloosa, AL

Since the storms rolled through, the Red Cross has opened a total of 13 shelters. Currently, only one shelter remains open in the state, it is located at Macedonia Family Life Center, 1411 26th Street North in Bessemer, Alabama. All other shelters that were open in Jefferson, Lee, and Limestone Counties are now closed. The Red Cross will be on the ground for weeks supporting those affected. As people begin to recover from the storm, Red Cross workers will join with local community partners to provide additional services. For example, in some areas the Red Cross will help to open community resource centers bringing all of the organizations and agencies together in one convenient location to help those affected. Red Cross caseworkers will also meet one-on-one with people to create recovery plans, navigate paperwork and locate help from other agencies.

HOW TO HELP Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises can make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. These donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.

  • Anniston - Gadsden Area NewsMore>>

  • Gadsden reelects Mayor Guyton, approves Sunday alcohol sales

    Gadsden reelects Mayor Guyton, approves Sunday alcohol sales

    Gadsden reelects Mayor Guyton, approves Sunday alcohol sales

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:55:56 GMT
    Gadsden's Mayor Sherman Guyton wins reelection with 56% of the votes. The city also voted in favor of Sunday alcohol sales with over a 2-1 ratio; 68% to 32%.More >>
    Gadsden's Mayor Sherman Guyton wins reelection with 56% of the votes. The city also voted in favor of Sunday alcohol sales with over a 2-1 ratio; 68% to 32%.More >>
  • Anniston police and fire departments downsized by proposed budget cuts

    Anniston police and fire departments downsized by proposed budget cuts

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:01:02 GMT
    The Anniston city manager's proposed budget for 2015 cuts more than $1.5-million in spending compared to this year. The police and fire chiefs are concerned about the cuts to public safety.More >>
    The Anniston city manager's proposed budget for 2015 cuts more than $1.5-million in spending compared to this year. The police and fire chiefs are concerned about the cuts to public safety.
    More >>
  • Third anniversary of murder of Anniston police officer

    Third anniversary of murder of Anniston police officer

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:44:45 GMT
    The family of Justin Sollohub took him off of life support three years ago Monday. "He lived from the 24th to the 25th for the organ donation," Jeniffer Morris said about her son. "Organ donation needs to be important to everybody. We never know, when there's somebody in our [family], when it hits home, that somebody needs an organ. It is important to us but it needs to be important to everybody."More >>
    The family of Justin Sollohub took him off of life support three years ago Monday. "He lived from the 24th to the 25th for the organ donation," Jeniffer Morris said about her son. "Organ donation needs to be important to everybody. We never know, when there's somebody in our [family], when it hits home, that somebody needs an organ. It is important to us but it needs to be important to everybody."More >>
Most Popular
Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow