Disaster Assistance:

FEMA:

 

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

Disaster Food Assistance:

 

For those in need of food assitance, you may qualify for Disaster Food Assistance. To learn more, click here.

All Other Assistance:

 

For those in need due to housing or food insecurities, please contact 2-1-1.

Disaster Volunteer Opportunities:

Below is a listing of current volunteer needs related to Hurricane Sally recovery.  Please contact the organizations directly if you are intersted in volunteering.  Also note that recovery from a major storm, such as Sally, will take a very long time and volunteers will be needed in the weeks, months, and even years ahead.

Baldwin County:

Volunteers Register Online: DISASTER VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM

To register over the Phone please call:  251.580.1695

  • Volunteers wanting to assist with cleanup and repairs need to register at an official Volunteer Registration Center to be matched up with residents who need help.

  • These centers are for individual volunteers; if with an organized group, the group leader should coordinate with the VRC.

  • Volunteers will be issued a Volunteer ID by the VRC so that residents know the person has been approved to assist.

Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) 

Gulf Shores VRC

Gulf Shores United Methodist

Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Monday- Saturday 7am - 3pm

Prodisee Pantry is receiving donations of food and supplies but will NOT take clothes and furniture. Needs: Volunteers to sort and distribute at their facility in Spanish Fort. Contact Deann Servos at director@prodiseepantry.org.

Escambia County:

City and county officials are still working on procedures and sites where volunteers would be needed. We will continue to update volunteer information as it becomes available.

Mobile County:

 

City and county officials are still working on procedures and sites where volunteers would be needed. We will continue to update volunteer information as it becomes available.

Donate to response efforts: 

Donate to the Governor's Emergency Relief Fund!

  • United Way of Baldwin County has set up a Hurricane Sally Relief Fund for those interested in donating to support the immediate and long term efforts. LINK

  • United Way of Southwest Alabama has set up a Hurricane Sally Relief Fund for those interested in donating to support the immediate and long term efforts LINK or text SallyRelief to 41444.

To support Hurricane Sally relief efforts, consider donating to one of the ​following
2020 Alabama Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster member agencies:  

LOCAL VOADS:

Autauga County VOAD

Baldwin County VOAD 

Blount County VOAD

Calhoun County VOAD

Chambers County VOAD

Coffee County ROCC/VOAD

Covington County VOAD

Cullman County VOAD

Dallas County VOAD

DeKalb County VOAD

Elmore County VOAD

Etowah County VOAD

Houston County VOAD

Jackson County VOAD

Jefferson/Shelby County VOAD

Lawrence County VOAD

Limestone County VOAD

Madison County VOAD

Marshall County VOAD 

Mobile County VOAD

Montgomery Co VOAD

Morgan County VOAD 

Northwest Alabama VOAD 

Tallapoosa/Coosa VOAD

Tuscaloosa County VOAD

Walker County VOAD

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. 
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.
  • Be Healthy: Please review COVID-19 volunteer guidelines published by ALVOAD HERE

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