Huntsville Tornadoes and Storm Damage: Area Resources, Red Cross Shelters, Donations
Our family’s hearts and prayers go out to all those who have been impacted by the storms in our area. If we can help your family in this time of need, please call us at 256-326-4232.
If you need a blue tarp, please call us and we’ll get one on your roof right away.
If you’ve lost shingles or your roof has been damaged, your insurance company wants it taken care of asap and is usually 100% reimbursed. With rain expected soon, please call us right away so we can prevent any more damage from happening to your home.
Click HERE for a list of Insurance Companies and their phone numbers.
Below are some resources for storm victims (thanks to WHNT for the list):
RED CROSS SHELTERS
Athens – First Baptist Church on Hobbs Street
Monrovia – Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Albertville (Marshall County) – Albertville Recreation Center
Cullman – Cullman Civic Center, 510 5th St 256-734-9157
Madison – Red Cross has free food for the displaced at Publix on Hwy 53 at Jeff Road
Tanner High School has food and toiletries — also taking donations
Jackson County – Jackson County Courthouse 256-574-9200
DeKalb County – Broadway Baptist Church in Rainsville 256-638-7372
RED CROSS MEDICAL CLINIC
Madison County – The Red Cross has set up a free clinic for NON-emergency medical needs at Sparkman Academy. It’s operational now.
OTHERS PLACES OFFERING HELP
Huntsville – New Vision Methodist Church (Cole Ave) has temporary relief center at the church
Athens – Lindsay Lane Church will feed at 5pm
Guntersville – Wintzells cooking limited type food at 1 today for ema fire and rescue
Harvest – Salvation Army has set up a food bank at Publix in Harvest on Jeff Rd and Hwy 53
Muscle Shoals – Highland Park Church of Christ opened a relief center on Woodward Avenue 256-381-3811
Hatton – Hatton Church of Christ on Highway 101 – offering food, water and clothes
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church – serving hot meals starting at 6pm Thursday
Hebron Volunteer Fire Dept – Serving Breakfast in the morning at 7am for members of the community affected by the tornado.
Fackler Fire Hall in Jackson County is serving hot meals and will be handing out supplies (added 11:48a Friday)
Lincoln County – Highland Rim School is open for those affected to come for a hot shower and a free meal. In TN a few miles North of Hazel Green.
Lawrence County – United Methodist Church in Moulton has clothing, all sizes. 9a-3p
DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS
We’ve been asked to direct all potential volunteers or those who wish to donate to contact the American Red Cross or United Way. You can reach the Red Cross in Huntsville at (256) 536-0084. The United Way’s phone number is (256) 536-0745.
In Limestone County, people wishing to volunteer their time and donate use of equipment to assist in the storm cleanup should come by the Limestone County Extension System Office, adjacent to the EMA on W. Market St in Athens to register and receive assignments. The staging area for volunteers is located at the intersection of East Limestone and Capshaw Roads at the Shell station in East Limestone. Volunteers may also report directly to this location for registration. Volunteers who return on following days should report directly to the staging area for a new assignment. Volunteers will receive a wristband that identifies them as a registered volunteer. New wristbands will be issued each day, as jobs are assigned.
First Baptist Church in Huntsville is a Volunteer coordinating center.
Athens – Blood drive, Owens Elementary School, Apr 29, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM, 21465 AL Hwy 99, Athens, AL.
Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, Huntsville Decatur: Here’s more information about all Lifesouth Community Blood Drives.
Russellville – They are accepting blood behind the Foodland in Russellville at Southern Rural (posted Friday 1:16pm)
Madison County: Star Market Pharmacies, Publix Pharmacies, Target Pharmacies
In addition to the above, the following Buy Viagra organizations are setting up to collect:
Huntsville – Manna House is in need of: Socks, Sweatshirt hoodies, Batteries, Coloring books and crayons, Toilet tissue, Chlorox
Huntsville – Downtown Express YMCA, Southeast Family Y & Hogan Family YMCA collecting donations on behalf of the Red Cross
Athens – First Baptist Church on Hobbs Street
Athens – Collection station setting up at The Barn
Franklin Pharmacy is working with EMA as a drop off place for donations and distribution (361 Mustang Drive, Russellville)
Community Changers at Barton’s First Baptist Church 256-370-7574
Salvation Army is taking donations for Phil Campbell and Hackleburg
Shoals Products in Muscle Shoals (located at 100 Glendale Avenue) is collecting items to take to tornado victims. Accepting donations until 10pm Thursday.
Regions Bank accepting donations in all open branches.
Salem – The Barn on Hwy 99 in Salem taking for First Baptist Church in Athens (Hobbs St.) Red Cross Shelter.
Russellville First United Methodist Church will be a drop-off site for supplies. Alan Beasley (256) 324-0900.
Decatur First United Methodist Church warehouse is a drop off – Ray Crump at (256) 301-9800
Florence – the First United Methodist Church Brandon Center is a drop off -(256) 766-4513
Muscle Shoals – Highland Park Church of Christ on Woodward Avenue accepting supplies and donations 256-381-3811
Red Bay – Cornerstone Church of God – drop off Thursday from 4-7pm for supplies
Killen – Killen Church of Christ has partnered with Highland Park Church of Christ to take supplies to affected areas. Bottled water, diapers and non perishable food items(not needing can opener) can be dropped off at Killen Church of Christ now till Saturday at 9am. Killen Church of Christ, corner of Hwy 72 and Locke Six Road(@ red light in Killen
Anderson – The Anderson Volunteer Fire Department is collecting donations. Water, clothing, stuffed animals and money
Sheffield – JD’s on Nashville Ave. in Sheffield is taking in donations of food water and clothing for Phil Campbell and Hackleburg survivors
Tanner – Tanner High School taking donations
Lexington – First Baptist in Lexington is accepting donations headed to Cullman or Colbert County / Lauderdale County. 256-229-6657. You can schedule a pickup too
Rainsville – Red Cross, Salvation Army and Southern Baptists will begin providing mealas at Broadway Baptist Church in Rainsville on Friday
Phil Campbell – Service One Transport is accepting donations for victims in Phil Campbel at the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center, 3115 Northington Court, Florence Lauderdale Industrial Park. Only nonperishable food, diapers, toilet paper, personal hygiene, water, flashlights, blankets. Friday til 5p. Saturday 9-1p and next week Monday-Thursday, 8-5:30 p.m.
Trinity – Trinity United Methodist Church is meeting at 12:30p on Sunday in the gym. Collecting supplies and they’ll need alot of manpower. Contact Brent Gailey via Facebook for details about how to help
Decatur – EPIC Church is now an official EMA Drop off location for donated supplies. 801 Frewell Ave in Decatur dusk til dawn Fri and Sat
Sheffield – Drop off point in Sheffield at YORK terrace Baptist church all donated items will go to Hackelburg (as of 1:04p Friday)
Killen – Brooks High School is collecting items now (updated Friday 1:25p)
Tharptown – Collecting food and water and supplies at the Tharptown baseball fields 9-4 Saturday
Athens – Athens Post Office on Market Street is collecting. Put items in the hampers located in the lobby of the post office
Muscle Shoals – Washington Park Baptist Church collecting on Monday 8-3 items for Hackleburg
Huntsville – The Rock is collecting for victims in their Manna House on the 2300 Memorial Parkway Friday. You can also pick up supplies if you need them.
Monrovia – The Rock will be set up Saturday at the Monrovia Community Center from 9:30-2:30p. You can also pick up supplies if you need them
Danville – the Danville Fire Department Station #1 on Hwy 36 is open to the community. They have generator power. They’ll serve dinner Friday night around 6p
Meridianville – The Puppy Palace on 121 Shed Road in Meridianville will take in animals for those who’ve been displaced by the damage and need a place to keep their pets