Help Tornado Victims Today: Flomaton, Atmore, Molino, Davisville

April 30, 2011

Residents across the North Escambia area are stepping forward to help the Alabama tornado victims.

The Flomaton Fire Department will be collecting items for tornado relief at their fire station Saturday (pictured top) until 2 p.m.  Until Monday, items can be placed in the parking lot behind the trailer, next to the fire station. The items will be taken to a Red Cross distribution site.

Items needed include water, Gatorade, crackers, cookies, other non-perishable food items, wipes, batteries and battery powered items like flashlights and radios. Shoreline Transportation has donated a 53-foot enclosed trailer for the donations, and organizers hope to completely fill the trailer Saturday morning.

A donation box for the Flomaton Fire Department collection will also be available at McMillan Home Health in Brewton until 5 p.m. Friday.

Pepsi of Atmore is collecting non-perishable food items, beverages, supplies and even air mattresses (no clothing, please) at the corner of Highway 31 and Presley Street   until 6 p.m. Saturday and from 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Pepsi of Atmore will then transport the items on one of their own trucks.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Molino is collecting cleaning supplies (liquid cleaners, bleach, mops, spray bottles, buckets, sponges, etc.); personal hygiene items (hand and shower soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, wash cloths, nail clippers, etc.); baby and adult diapers; and gift cards to Dollar General and WalMart. Items can be dropped off a the church on Highway 29 just north of Highway 97. They are not collecting food, bottle water or clothing.

Dry Spring Community Church will accept donations at the Davisville Community Center May 5, 2-7 p.m.; May 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; May 9, 8 a.m.-noon; May 10, 10 a.m.-7p.m. and May 11, 8 a.m.-noon. Non-perishable food items, yard tools, paper products, batteries, baby diapers and wipes, first aid supplies, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items and blankets will be collected for the First Baptist Church of Amory, Miss. More info? (850) 712-6588 or (850) 982-8878.

The First Baptist Church of Bratt collected paper goods and batteries Thursday to be delivered to the hardest hit areas today by church members.

Other ways you can help include:

  • The American Red Cross is providing relief to people across the hardest-hit states including Alabama. To make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, visit its online donation page. You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • The Salvation Army is setting up mobile feed stations to feed thousands in the storm areas. Give online at salvationarmy.com, text “GIVE” to 80888 or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
  • Alabama Gov. Robert Bently has setup a website that provides donation information through his office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

Pictured top: Items are collected for tornado relief Saturday morning at the Flomaton Fire Station. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

Comments

4 Responses to “Help Tornado Victims Today: Flomaton, Atmore, Molino, Davisville”

  1. ROLLTIDE on April 30th, 2011 10:32 am

    Hey, I just saw someone from T-town post that they are in need of CAN OPENERS! Everyone is bring so much canned-foods, but not enough can openers!! If you have an extra, donate it or if you can, go to the dollar store and buy a few of them to donate, I think they’re only about $1.00 or $2.00!

  2. Atmore Ambulance on April 29th, 2011 9:37 am

    Atmore Ambulance is also a drop point for items in need. We have contacted Flomaton VFD and we are accepting drop off’s now until 1 p.m. tomorrow at Atmore Ambulance (212 N Main Street, Atmore).

  3. Alan Gantzhorn on April 29th, 2011 7:50 am

    The United Methodist Church is gathering cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, diapers and gift cards to send to the areas impacted by the tornadoes. Pensacola First united Methodist Church on Wright Street has been designated as a drop off site, and will be sending a truck load of supplies on Saturday, with other shipments to follow later.

    North Escambia residents can drop off relief supplies at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Highway 29 in Molino. Please note that we are NOT collecting food, bottled water or clothing because these needs are being met by other agencies like FEMA and the American Red Cross.

  4. felicia Mccaw Jones on April 29th, 2011 6:23 am

    I want to thank everyone there for your donations that will help so many up here. We ourself were spared any damage, but right down the road, a family of 5 lost their home and their lives. The devestation is heartbreaking. While out taking gas and supplies to those who needed it, I cried my heart out. My immediate community was spared, but so many were not. Being without electricity is a mere blessing, because I am here to be “camping” with my family…… I had all the necessary items needed for a 3 week emergency on hand as I always do, so supplies for us was not a main concern immediatly, helping those without the suppliies is.

    Continue your prayers as we all work together, it is still dangerous out here i n the aftermath. I thank all the National Guards folks I have seen that are her to protect us!!! Felicia in Arab Al





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