Monday, May 02, 2011

How You Can Help Storm Relief Efforts

This information from UM Service Learning coordinator Dr. Hollie Cost:
Dear Montevallo Community,

Thank you all for the outpouring of support for victims of the recent storms. We are expecting a long road to recovery so our efforts will be needed for many months. Below is an updated list of items we are gathering locally. Donations can be delivered directly to Montevallo First Baptist or can be placed in any of the donation boxes located on campus.

The city and university are working collaboratively to identify areas closest to us that are in the greatest need of volunteers. That information will be provided to campus on Thursday. Individuals interested in volunteering immediately can dial 2-1-1 or 1-888-421-1266. For more information visit the Alabama Poverty Project website.

Please keep in mind, if you are not volunteering or do not live in any of these areas, do not visit these areas! Onlookers are delaying relief efforts.

Can be delivered to Montevallo First Baptist or placed in donation boxes around campus. For pick-up contact David Belk with the City of Montevallo (205) 965-4336.
  • plastic gas containers
  • manual can openers
  • hard shell coolers
  • new, packaged undergarments
  • first aid supplies
  • flash lights
  • large trash bags
  • Clorox spray
  • batteries of all sizes
  • paper towels
  • baby wipes
  • baby and adult diapers
  • drinking water
  • work gloves
  • easy snack food (non perishable and packaged)
  • personal hygiene items
  • instant formula
  • toilet paper
  • emergency candles
  • hand sanitizer
  • large Tupperware bins for belongings as they are found
  • Sharpies
  • over-the-counter medicines
Additionally, you may wish to participate in the 3,000 in 3 Water Drive taking place on campus. Montevallo students, staff, and faculty are working to collect 3,000 cases of water over the next three days to help area storm victims. Get more information on the drive on the 3,000 in 3 Facebook event page.

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