I have to take a break from studying and work to take a moment for my home state of Alabama.
Tornado Path image via C. Deason on Picasa
The news of the killing of Bin Ladin is huge news, I understand that.
But to me, the news of the devastation and recovery efforts of Alabama after the tornadoes that ripped through the state is huge news too. (I won’t go off on my tangent about the media today. Although I do keep typing my opinions and then erasing them. But that’s for another day… )
Please take a moment and if there is anything you can do to help, please do. I found this organization today, Give + Tuscaloosa.
In cooperation with the City of Tuscaloosa, the Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund has been established by the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. The fund was created as a means for individuals and businesses to make tax-deductible contributions for basic human services and recovery efforts in the Tuscaloosa community and surrounding areas.
(If you do give to the Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund and can send a check, please do. PayPal is unfortunately still taking in 2.2% on each transaction)
Although it’s called Give + Tuscaloosa, the aid services the greater Western Alabama Region.
Alabama Possible is listing tons of organizations that are taking not only financial donations, but food, water, and clothing donations through the state.
Alabama has been through so much over the last 6 or years, Hurricane Ivan (the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded), Hurricane Katrina (yes, the widespread damage affected more than the New Orleans area), the Gulf Oil Spill and now this. Please pray that Alabama will be sheltered from further devastation in the years to come.