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There are a multitude of agencies and individuals already providing help to storm victims in Limestone County or seeking volunteers or supplies to help the victims.
“The outpouring of volunteers has been an awesome thing to see,” said Daphne Ellison, public information for the Limestone County Emergency Management Agency. “However, because some of these areas are still dangerous we are limiting the number of daily volunteers. We currently have sufficient volunteers for the weekend but volunteers are encouraged to check back Monday.”
Here are a few places to get help:
• Water, food and ice at Tanner High School from 12 p.m. to 6 a.m. today;
• Water, food and ice in East Limestone area at LaCourt Event Center (corner of McCulley Mill and Nick Davis Road) until 7:30 nightly.
• Pick up non-perishable food, water, cleaning supplies, diapers, baby wipes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Thursday or get a meal beginning at 5 p.m. at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church at 1300 Lindsay Lane in Athens.
• State disaster information and referral is available by calling the Governor’s Recovery Response Center in Montgomery at 1-866-465-2241between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
• Salvation Army is helping storm victims in Southern states with food stations and other support. Donate by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY; or text message the word “give” to 80888 to make a $10 donation; or send check to Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339; or go online to www.salvationarmyusa.org, click donation page and “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.”
Here are a few ways to give help:
• Volunteer or donate use of equipment for cleanup at the Limestone County Extension System Office (adjacent to the Limestone County Emergency Management Agency at 1110 W. Market St. in Athens) or at the Shell station in East Limestone at the intersection of East Limestone and Capshaw roads.
• Donate non-perishable food, water, cleaning supplies, diapers, baby wipes from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, May 2-6, at Friendship United Methodist Church at 16479 Lucas Ferry Road in Athens. No clothing, furniture, toys or household items.
• Donate non-perishable food, bottled water and toiletries to Blue Springs Elementary on U.S. 72 West in the Clements community from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
• Volunteer or donate money by calling Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives by calling 211; calling 1-877-273-5018 or going online at www.servealabama.gov.