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ALABAMA DISASTER RELIEF

Give Sensibly: Give cash!

The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NOVAD) recommends giving CASH. Cash offers voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources. Many charities specialize in providing relief in disaster areas, yet they face significant financial barriers to getting their staff, equipment, and supplies into impacted areas.

Your donation helps put experienced disaster responders on the ground and gives them the tools they need to help survivors recover. 

Please do not send or bring unsolicited donations. In the early stages of the response phase, most organizations are unable to accommodate any material goods. Unsolicited donations create a challenge of storage and sorting when focus is needed on response and recovery.

Current organizations accepting monetary donations to help with disaster response and recovery:

Statewide

  • Governor's Emergency Relief Fund (GERF)

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD)  

Many national volunteer organizations will help with disaster response and recovery efforts in Louisiana in the days, weeks, and months to come. To learn more about NVOAD member agencies and to provide financial support to a NVOAD, visit: https://www.nvoad.org/current-members/.  Check back regularly for additional information as it becomes available.

Alabama Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ALVOAD)  

To support those who respond to disasters consider one of the following ALVOAD member agencies:

Adventist Community Services 

Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief

Alabama Food Bank Association

Baldwin County VOAD

Church of the Highlands

City Action Partnership

Civil Air Patrol Alabama Wing

Coffee County ROCC/VOAD

Compassion Coalition of Tuscaloosa County

Convoy of Hope

Covington County VOAD

Cullman County VOAD

Elmore County VOAD

Etowah County VOAD

Family Guidance Center of Alabama

Good Shepherd UMC

HandsOn River Region

Hope Animal Assisted Crisis Response

Jefferson County VOAD

Legal Services of Alabama

Madison County VOAD

Marshall County Commission

Mennonite Disaster Service

Mobile County VOAD

Morgan County VOAD

North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church

Operation BBQ Relief

Operation Blessing International

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Reach Out Worldwide

Salvation Army

Samaritan’s Purse

Southeastern Synod

St. Vincent dePaul

The Alabama-West Florida Conference United Methodist Church

Tuscaloosa VOAD

United Way of Baldwin County

United Way of Central Alabama

United Way of East Central Alabama/1st Call for Help

United Way of Madison County

United Way of Northwest Alabama

United Way of Selma & Dallas County

United Way of Southwest Alabama

United Way of West Alabama

United Ways of Alabama

Walker County VOAD

World Renew

For more information on disaster services needs, contact the Governor's Office of Volunteer Services at:

Phone: 334-242-1549 

Email: info@servealabama.gov  

 
 
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.