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
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
- Hygiene products
- Trash bags/plastic baggies
- Plastic totes
- Laundry detergent
- Cleaning supplies
- Face masks
- Hand Sanitizer
- 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.
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/