that guy had me crying at my desk at work. i probably never would have cared if it weren't for his phone call. i sent a hunny
Please Help the Tornado Victims if You Can
This week at least 30 tornados devastated parts of Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Nebraska, Kansas, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama and Georgia, killing dozens and leaving countless people injured, without power and/or homeless.
Here are some links to some ways you can help. Thank you to CBSNEWS.com for putting together this great list of how to help.
FEMA suggests cash donations are the best way to help relief groups. Below is a list of some non-profit agencies and the different ways one can contribute to those in need:
The Fastest Easiest Way for you to Give a Little Bit:
- Send “REDCROSS” via text message to 90999 will charge $10 to your next cell phone bill to distribute to the American Red Cross.
- Send “STORM” via text message to 80888 will charge $10 to your next cell phone bill to distribute to The Salvation Army (You will need to reply “yes” when asked).
- The American Red Cross’ web site offers a search for local Red Cross chapters:redcross.org/where
- Feeding America, a group that works with food banks, offers lists of local food banks and contact information searchable by state or zip code: feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx
- The Salvation Army can be reached here: donate.salvationarmyusa.org
- Call the American Red Cross at (800) RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
- Call Feeding America at (800) 771-2303 (National Office).
- Call The Salvation Army at (800) SAL-ARMY.
Here are some helpful address:
American Red Cross
P.O. Box 37243
Washington, D.C. 20013
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
P.O. Box 100339
Atlanta, Ga. 30384-0339
Know other ways to help and want us to add them to this page? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for setting up this page, I'll link to it on Twitter. I'm just 10 minutes from where one of the tornadoes touched down in Piner, KY. Our area has been organizing donation collections and trying to get items to those in need. Hearing Dan from KY call into the Ron & Fez Show today really got to me as he couldn't hold it together to even talk. Please donate to the charities listed at the top of this page if you are able. Thanks.
Done and done. Thanks to the iBang crew for setting this up. Great to see a bunch of screw-around sallies taking a break to help out some folks in desperate need.
For people in those areas that made it through the storms safely...If you're able, please consider going to your area's American Red Cross chapter office to volunteer. They often need people to deliver water, food, supplies, etc., to those that choose not to go to shelters (often to stay behind to protect their pets and belongings that lay in a pile). It takes very little ARC training to do emergency disaster relief on that level. The shelters always need volunteers that are willing to give some time, as well. Victim's spirits are as low as people like Dan, the caller on Ron & Fez today. There are children in those shelters who've lost their "everything" and their parents are often so devastated it's hard to go it alone. Medical and mental health professionals are always desperately needed. And people with hearts that are willing to get someone to eat something or just listen to their story. Not trying to prosthelytize... it's just easier to volunteer with the ARC than most people think. There's nothing more helpful than actually being there helping.
I wish these people all the best, and hope our government does a much better job than they did with katrina