On Monday, March 19th, Jacksonville State University was hit by an EF-3 tornado with winds of up to 135 mph. Surrounding communities near the university and towns throughout Alabama also received damage, including the Russelville and Cullman communities.
It is time for all Alabamians to pull together and help our fellow Alabamians.
According to the Anniston Star and ABC 33/40 here are ways you can help.
Volunteer & Donate Supplies
Residents can volunteer their time by signing up with the EMA at the Jacksonville Community Center on 501 Alexandria Road SW.
Check out this story by ABC 33/40 – Volunteers needed in Jacksonville, Southside after EF-3 tornado
Donations of supplies are being accepted at the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church at 308 Gayle Avenue SW.
Monetary donations can be made to the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama in Anniston. The foundation has set up a fund and 100 percent of donations will go to disaster relief. To make a donation, visit http://www.yourcommunityfirst.org/news/disaster-response-fund-accepting-donations or https://cfnea.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?setc=1&funit_id=1073&event_date_id=&grant_id=.
The JSU Foundation, the charitable arm of the university, has set up a fundraiser for those displaced by the storms. To donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/jsu
Bham Now will update this story when we learn about additional charities that will be setting up funds other areas of the state.