On Thursday, March 25th, two tornadoes touched down in the Birmingham area. These tornadoes that were part of a system of severe weather in the state that killed at least five people in Calhoun County caused significant structural damage to many homes and businesses in the communities of Lee Branch, Eagle Point, Greystone and Dunnavant in Shelby County and Clay, Pinson and Trussville in Jefferson County.
If you would like to contribute to the relief efforts of the tornadoes of March 25th, you may use your CFGB Donor Advised Fund by accessing the fund through the link, click one of the nonprofit organization’s links below, or contact Amanda Neuendorf, Director of Donor Stewardship.
American Red Cross of Alabama
For people displaced from their homes or sustained damage, call 1-800-RED CROSS for assistance. Helping people in need is what the Red Cross of Alabama does best.
United Way of Central Alabama
In response to the March 25th storms the United Way of Central Alabama also set up a disaster relief fund. You can give online or text “Tornado” to 62644.
Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham
People can donate to the Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham through the following ways:
- Online at helpsalvationarmy.org
- Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY
- Mail checks to: The Salvation Army, PO Box 11005, Birmingham, AL 35202. Checks can be designated “March Alabama Tornadoes” on all donations.
Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief
Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief works in partnership with other state conventions to help those affected by disasters. Many types of aid are offered including food, water, childcare, showers, laundry, repairs, rebuilding and more. All assistance is provided free of charge due to the gracious gifts of Alabama Baptists through the Cooperative Program. To donate or learn more visit sbdr.org/about/.
Episcopal Diocese of Alabama
The Episcopal Diocese of Alabama is working through its partner the Sawyerville Day Camp to responds to the deadly tornadoes that knocked out power lines, downed trees and damaged homes on March 25, 2021. The diocese is leveraging its long-standing relationships to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable communities that were impacted. Episcopal Diocese of Alabama Disaster Fund
Church of the Highlands
The Church of the Highlands quickly stepped into action to aid those affected by the tornadoes. If you would like to contribute or learn more, please visit churchofthehighlands.com/response.