March 25th Tornado Relief in Birmingham: How You Can Help

Many groups and individuals in our area are stepping up to assist those impacted by the March 25th tornadoes that hit our entire state. Here are some ways you can help!

Asbury United Methodist

Asbury UMC is serving as a collection and distribution site for basic needs in our community tomorrow, Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27.
There are three ways you can help:
Purchase Essentials: Toiletries (shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shaving cream, razors, feminine hygiene products) and/or non-perishable food items (bottled water, crackers, granola bars, canned goods, nuts, juices, jelly, trail mix and peanut butter). Drop off the items at the church between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Invite anyone in need to pick up the items between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Receive/Sort/Distribute: We need volunteers at Asbury to receive donations, sort, and help distribute supplies to those in need. Sign up for a one-hour shift on Friday or Saturday here:…/10c0c4eabab23aafbc61…
Give: Asbury will also accept gift cards and monetary donations that will be distributed to those directly affected by today’s storms. Drop off a gift card tomorrow or Saturday or simply make an online gift:…

Briarwood Christian School

Briarwood will be collecting donations in the High School gym lobby at the South Campus from 12:00-6:00pm, March 26th.

Items needed: Cases of water, snacks and non-perishable items, trash bags, tarps, toiletries, blankets and towels, storage bins.

Hatching Hope Disaster Relief

Donation drop off, 2758 Pelham Parkway, next to Mike’s Merchandise.

Items needed: Tarps, trash bags, nails, adult diapers, hand sanitizer, energy bars, baby wipes, diapers, reusable totes.

Monetary donations can be made to

Oak Mtn High School

OMHS will serve as a collection and distribution center for basic needs in the community Friday (March 26) and Saturday (March 27).
Items can be dropped off and organized from 8AM-Noon on both days. Please drop off items at the OMHS cafeteria which is located near the backside of the school located closest to OMIS.
Items for those in need can be picked up from 1:00-5:00 PM on both days (Friday and Saturday) also in the OMHS cafeteria.
The items accepted are bottled water, toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shaving cream, razor, feminine products), blankets (good condition), non perishable food items (peanut butter or cheese crackers, nuts, granola bars, canned goods with pop tops like spaghetti and Mac n Cheese, juices, jelly, dried fruit, trail mix, crackers, peanut butter, bread), towels, large totes/ bags for carrying items and gift cards.
Also, during the distribution portion, people in need can come get the items, or someone can come get them for a person in need. However, with gift cards we will take a more targeted approach. We appreciate your understanding and certainly appreciate your generosity and help for our OM community who is in need.

Pelham Rec Center

The Pelham Rec Center will serve as a drop-off location for donations to assist with the recovery efforts in their community. The Rec Center is open from 7:00am-8:00pm weekdays.
Items needed: Tarps, trash bags, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, face masks, diapers and wipes, blankets and pillows, socks (all sizes), ensure, baby formula, pet food, Gatorade, bottled water, laundry detergent.

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