Christmas Day Tornadoes in Alabama
For those interested in volunteering after the Christmas Day tornadoes, please review the most effective ways to help those in need:
Affiliate with existing non-profit organizations before coming to the disaster area. Immediately following a disaster, a community can become easily overwhelmed by the amount of generous people who want to help. Contacting and affiliating with an established organization will help to ensure that you are appropriately trained to respond in the most effective way. You may also sign up at www.handsonsal.org.
Be safe: Do not self-deploy. Register and wait until you have been notified of a specific volunteer need. Once assigned a position, make sure you have been given an assignment and are wearing proper safety gear for the task.