ALABAMA TROPICAL EVENT:   Hurricane Sally 

  

FEMA Assistance: Survivors in Mobile, Baldwin, or Escambia counties should register at 800-621-FEMA / TTY 1-800-462-7585 or www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

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GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES
 DISASTER RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

TROPICAL STORM RESOURCES

Hurricane Sally Response Efforts: 
For more information about donating or volunteering for Hurricane Sally relief,
please visit the websites below.  

Helpful tips for Donating: 
  • Cash is best! –This allows relief organizations to purchase exactly what items are needed to assist in the response and recovery efforts. Funds will also provide direct victim assistance.
  • Confirm the Need Before Collecting – Donors should be wary of anyone who claims that “everything is needed.” Many groups have been disappointed that their efforts and the goods they collected were not appreciated. A community hit by disaster, however, does not have the time, manpower or money to sort and dispose of unneeded donations. Get precise information and confirm the need before collecting any donated goods. 
  • Connect with established organizations - For a list of Alabama Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ALVOAD) members that are engaged in response and recovery efforts, please click here, For a list of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, please click here
Helpful tips for Volunteering: 
  • Call 2-1-1 to register to volunteer
  • 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.
  • Be safe: Do not self-deploy until a need has been identified and the local community impacted has requested support. Wait until it is safe to travel to volunteer sites and opportunities have been identified. Once assigned a position, make sure you have been given an assignment and are wearing proper safety gear for the task.
  • Be patient: Recovery lasts a lot longer than the media attention. There will be volunteer needs for many months, often years, after the disaster - especially when the community enters the long-term recovery period.
 

CONTACT US

Governor's Office of Volunteer Services

401 Adams Avenue

Suite 312

Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: 334-242-1549

Email: info@servealabama.gov

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