The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

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May 3, 2014

Limestone storm relief underway; info listed for donations, pick-up sites

— Since Monday’s EF3 twister struck Limestone County, multiple organizations are providing assistance and accepting donations. Listed below are ways to seek help or provide aid for displaced residents.

Clothing site

Storm survivors may pick up donated clothing at the former Catfish Inn restaurant at 12218 U.S. 72 West.

Organizer Pam Clark said the site, which includes public restrooms, will be open “as long as needed.” Clothes in all sizes will be accepted. For more information, contact Clark at 256-221-3658.

Supply site

Survivors may pick up toiletries and nonperishable food items at Clements Baptist Church at 8690 U.S. 72 West, located just east of Clements High School.

The church is also serving hot meals to recovery volunteers and displaced residents. For more information, call 256-729-1328.

Monetary donations

Donations are being accepted through the North Alabama United Fund at or by calling Chris and Tiffany Seibert at 256-233-7602.

Online donations may also be made at or through the United Way office at 419 South Marion St.

Volunteer registration

The United Way is asking volunteers to register with its office since the organization is helping match personnel needs with helpers’ skill sets.

To find out ways to join the relief effort, call 256-233-2323 or visit its website.

Red Cross aid

The Red Cross opened a temporary shelter Monday night at Central Church of Christ, but officials said they expected it to close Saturday since those needing to stay overnight has dropped daily.

For more information about Red Cross assistance, call 256-536-0084 or visit

— Kim West

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