Fultondale Tornado Relief:: How To Help

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Courtesy of James Spann

Hello, Birmingham Moms. Last night was a scary one for so many in our area. Fultondale is needing prayers and support right now. Sadly this morning we are aware of the reported loss of life, many injuries, significant damage to homes and businesses, as well as damage to Fultondale High School. This is a quick list of ways you can help today if at all possible. Please check back, as the needs and locations may change.

Both the City of Fultondale and City of Gardendale are taking donations of water and non-perishable food items at their respective City Halls

Fultondale City Hall
(205) 841-4481 1210 Old Walker Chapel Rd Fultondale, AL 35068 
City of Gardendale
(205) 631-8789 925 Main St Gardendale, AL 35071 

Neighborhood Bridges

NeighborhoodBridges.org is accepting monetary donations. Choose Gardendale community.

Pet Food and Supplies

Visit MercyVets.com for donations

Community Donation Drop Offs

• Fultondale City Hall will be open 8:00- 4:30 for donations.
• All clothing donations can be dropped off at either Fultondale City Hall OR Fultondale First Baptist church.
• When bringing donations please check expiration dates and for stained clothing. We have had several expired items as well as unusable clothing.
• Please be sure you are not bringing anything that is perishable or that needs refrigerated. We have VERY limited space for cold items and we do not want there to be any wasted items.

Additional Drop Off Locations

The city of Center Point city hall 2209 Center Point Parkway.

The city of Hoover fire stations as a drop-off site until January 31st, 5:00PM.

Suggested items to donate:

  • Pillows and blankets
  • Socks
  • Hygiene products
  • Diapers/wipes/formula
  • Trash bags/plastic baggies
  • Plastic totes
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Face masks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Tarps
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Ensure
  • Work gloves

More opportunities and needs will be updated as available.

Of course, The Red Cross is always on the scene of natural disasters and contributions through them are always welcomed. Many churches will be organizing as well, but no concrete plans as of the time of this post.

Monetary Donation
United Methodist Global Ministries
UMCOR

New Update as of 1/27 on how to volunteer:

• All volunteers need to meet at the GARDENDALE civic center.
There you will then coordinate with EMA.
• You can sign up with the United Way for updates on volunteering at https://uwca.givepulse.com/event/220514?fbclid=IwAR3HtNT4guXZQT3lOLVz_ja0Vb_R8wqbUBou-_S3BuHysZfHb9qnMsAD408
• Download the Serve App from Church of the Highlands https://www.churchofthehighlands.com/serve/

Thank you all in advance for your care and concern for this community. Please stay posted for more information.

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Christine lives with her husband of 20 years, Ernie and their three children , Eli (16), Sawyer (14), and Olivia (11) and their sweet Lab, Rocket, in Gardendale, AL. She is proud to call herself a wife, mom, daughter, friend, Physical Therapist, and colon cancer survivor. Health and wellness have always been the forefront of her professional and personal  life, and although her cancer journey brought her from healthcare provider to patient, she continues an active lifestyle including working as a PRN physical therapist, jogging, watching her kids play sports, and incorporating healthy meals into their busy life. While priorities often shift after a cancer diagnosis, being a community volunteer, helping wherever possible for her village of amazing friends, and traveling with her family are things she treasures. Always an avid writer in her personal journals, she began putting more feelings and stories of her faith, life, and experiences into Facebook posts, which made her think that pursuing blogging could be a great outlet. A lover of fashion, home decor, and also a great bargain, she can be found at her local consignment shop, thrift store, or TJ Maxx when not cheering for her kids at baseball, football, or cheer.