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United Way of Central Alabama has launched a website to support Jefferson and Shelby flood relief efforts.
Read on to learn how you can help our neighbors.
Up to 13 Inches of Rain
On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, heavy rains caused deadly flash floods in the United Way coverage area.According to the National Weather Service and local meteorologists, parts of the Birmingham area reported receiving from 7 inches to a foot of rain in just a few hours on Wednesday alone. Days of heavy rain caused extensive flooding in Central Alabama, killing at least four people. The most severely affected areas included several communities in north Shelby County and Jefferson County.
United Way is Here to Help
Whenever there is a disaster UWCA is ready to help.
Already this year, our local United Way has supported the Fultondale/Center Point community which was struck by tornadoes in early January.
United Way also helps Individuals and families locally and statewide who are seeking support and disaster relief through the 2-1-1, UWCA’s information and referral line.
Donations will go directly toward assisting individuals and families; and any contributions received beyond the needs resulting from this event will be used for future disaster relief within the UWCA service area.
To support flood relief efforts in Central Alabama, you can donate online at www.uwca.org/flood.
For additional ways to donate:
- Text “flood” to 62644
- Mail a check (denote “October Flood”) to:
United Way of Central Alabama
P.O. Box 320189
Birmingham, AL 35232-0189
In addition to raising funds, United Way is organizing and mobilizing volunteers to aid with clean-up and other pressing needs. Call UWCA’s 2-1-1 to find out ways you can help.