The tornado outbreak that ripped through Mississippi and Alabama on March 25 leaving at least 26 dead and devastating entire communities. We are monitoring the situation and working to compile a list of trusted organization that are responding to the catastrophe. Here are some ways that you can help with immediate and long-term relief and recovery efforts. We will continue to update this list as we get more information.
Our sister community foundation – Community Foundation of Washington County – has been ‘boots on the ground’ helping with long-term disaster relief in Mississippi since 2016. Their South Delta Disaster Recovery Fund ensures relief and recovery money stays local.
Other organizations providing relief:
- Save the Children is providing child-focused items like hygiene kits and diapers as well as food and water
- United Way of Capital Area is providing disaster relief for the affected areas
- Red Cross of Alabama and Mississippi Disaster Relief
- Salvation Army Disaster Relief
- The Center for Disaster Philanthropy allows donors to target their contributions to meet specific medium- and long-term philanthropic goals for communities affected by tornadoes.
Contact our Giving Strategies team to find out more about how you can use a grant through your Donor Advised Fund to make a difference