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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-11 08:17 AM
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Anyone here collecting for storm victims?
Anyone know of collection efforts?
Be nice if they were posted here.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-11 08:30 AM
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1. Anyone who can donate to areas in North Ala, here is list of what is needed,where to drop off:
If you live up north, Florence/Muscle Shoals/Russellvile area:

Salvation Army, 1601 Huntsville Road, Florence, drop-off location for water, non-perishable foods, monetary donations, baby supplies, including diapers, wipes, baby food, blankets, hand sanitizer.
Salvation Army thrift stores are collecting clothing. Donors should designate items for storm victims.
Franklin Pharmacy, 361 Mustang Drive, Russellville. People are asked to bring whatever they can but immediate needs are bottled water, canned food, sunscreen, basic toiletries, baby supplies.
Monetary donations may be mailed to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 728, Florence, AL 35630.
Shoals Outdoor Sports, 1605 U.S. 72, Tuscumbia. Everything including diapers and toiletries, power tools such as chain saws and other emergency-related equipment.
Fleet Force, Russellville, accepting non-perishable food items and water.
Tharptown Dixie Youth League, collecting money, clothing, non-perishable foods. Donations will be taken at the Tharptown High School ball fields during baseball games Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Collection boxes will be on site.

Additional sites for monetary donations, food and water include:
Highland Park Church of Christ
Woodward Avenue in Muscle Shoals
BestWay Rent To Own
2204 Woodward Avenue in Muscle Shoals
384 Cox Creek Shopping Center in Florence
McDaniel Window & Door
300 E. Tennessee St. in Florence
Free Will Baptist Church
1303 Alabama 24 E in Red Bay
TVA Credit Union
303 E Dr. Hicks in Florence
406 N Mall Ct. in Florence
425 Cox Blvd. in Sheffield
All Regions bank locations
Shoals Products
100 Glen Dale Ave. in Muscle Shoals
First Baptist Church in Russellville

Items needed immediately include baby wipes, diapers, hand sanitizer, baby food, blankets and non-perishable foods. Those items may be taken to the Salvation Army, Florence headquarters on Huntsville Road. There is no electricity in those areas. Easy-to-prepare foods that don't need heating or refrigeration are vital.

And if you can give blood:
LifeSouth clinics in the Shoals are open for donations. The Florence Donor Center is at 205 Marengo St. and Keller Regional Headquarters is at 1208 S. Jackson Highway, Sheffield.

Lisa Singleton-Rickman can be reached at 256-740-5735 or lisa.singleton-rickman@TimesDaily.com .

See this news page for updates:

http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20110429/NEWS/1104297... -

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Melinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-11 08:09 PM
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2. Thanks for posting this information; off to see what this CA gal can do to help...
K&R :hug: You're all in my prayers.
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pinstikfartherin Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-30-11 11:39 PM
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3. Toomers for Tuscaloosa facebook page has great information.
It is constantly updated with efforts, needs, and information to help get help from inside and outside the state.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toomers-for-Tuscaloosa/12...
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