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Here's how you can help the Alabama tornado victims

Posted at 5:17 AM, Mar 08, 2019

The deadly tornadoes that struck Alabama killed at least 23 people and injured dozens more on Sunday, March 3. Search and rescue crews are still looking for the missing in the rubble.

In Lee County, many homes are destroyed, with just slabs left behind.

Here are ways you can help the tornado victims right now:

American Red Cross Disaster Relief

Now through Tuesday, March 19 you can donate directly to American Red Cross Disaster Relief at every Winn-Dixie, Harveys Supermarket, Fresco y Más and BI-LO stores. Every contribution will help provide food, shelter, and other much-needed assistance.

American Red Cross of East Alabama

You can donate to the American Red Cross of East Alabama, which is providing shelter, food and water for the families.

Alabama Governor's Emergency Relief Fund

You can also give to the Alabama Governor's Emergency Relief Fund, which provides money to families in the long run after disaster strikes.

Community Foundation of East Alabama

The Community Foundation of East Alabama, Inc. has established a Lee County Tornado Recovery Fund. "100% of the donations made to this fund will assist those impacted by the tornado that devastated Lee County," the CFEA said on their Facebook page.

Salvation Army

You can donate to the Salvation Army's March 2019 Tornado Outbreak. "Your donation may be used to provide food and drinks, cleaning supplies and other essential commodities, financial assistance to disaster survivors, long-term recovery assistance programs including repair and reconstruction projects, or to support disaster relief workers serving in impacted communities," according to their website.

The United Way

The United Way of Central Alabama, Inc. is accepting online donations via the Lee County Disaster Fund, which will give 100% of your donation to those affected by the deadly tornadoes.


If you live in the area, you can list yourself "safe and well" on the Red Cross website or call the Family Connect line at (866) 535-5654.

If a friend or family member is missing, you can register them on the Lee County, Alabama, Emergency Management Agency's website.