Financial Support

UA SLIS Donations
  1. Steve Miller Relief Fund - SLIS's own Steve Miller, founding member of the College Book Art Association (CBAA), lost his house in Tuscaloosa, AL, on Wednesday in a devastating tornado. Dozens of his friends and colleagues have already donated to his relief fund, set up by CBAA. To donate, go to the CBAA website, click on the Donate button (to the far right) AND indicate you are donating to the Steve Miller Relief Fund. You don't have to be a member of CBAA to donate. Many thanks.
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General Donations
  1. American Red Cross - You can text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 general donation. You can also contribute to the American Red Cross Relief Fund either by calling 1-800-HELPNOW, visiting or, or by sending money to: American Red Cross of West Alabama, 1100 15th St. E., Tuscaloosa, AL 35404. Be sure to specify that you want your donation to go to the Tuscaloosa tornado victims.
  2. American Red Cross - Neighbors in Need - Mid-Alabama Region. Make out your check to "American Red Cross - Neighbors in Need", and mail it to: American Red Cross - Neighbors in Need, 300 Chase Park South, Hoover Alabama 35244. If you prefer to make a donation on-line, please click here to visit
  3. Governor's Relief Fund - Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has set up a relief fund. Make checks payable to: Governor's Emergency Relief Fund and mail to Governor's Emergency Relief Fund, P. O. Box 1523, Montgomery, AL 36102. Or donate by credit cards at
  4. Convoy of Hope - is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children's feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing.
  5. Salvation Army - To donate to The Salvation Army's relief work please call 1800-SALARMY designate “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak” or log onto You can also text "GIVE" to 80888 to make a $10 general donation. Checks can be made out to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, Ga., 30384-0339. Please designate “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.” Monetary donations for the Salvation Army are being collected at participating Books-A-Million stores.
  6. United Way of West Alabama 100% of donations made between April 28, 2011 and August 31, 2011 will go directly to West Alabama's Tornado Relief Fund!
    United Way of West Alabama: 2720 6th Street - Post Office Box 2291 - Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403 (205) 345.6640 Text "FOOD" to 27722 to donate $10 to West Alabama Food Bank.
  7. United Way of Central Alabama - Text TORNADO to 50555 to give $10 to The United Way Central Alabama. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 50555 to STOP. Text HELP to 50555 for HELP.
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    United Way of Central Alabama: 3600 8th Avenue South, P.O. Box 320189, Birmingham, AL 35232-0189 (205) 251-5131
  8. Raycom Media/Regions Bank April's Fury Relief Fund - The television stations of Raycom Media, including WBRC (FOX6) in Birminham, WAFF48 in Huntsville, WSFA in Montgomery, WDFX (FOX34) in Dothan and WTVM (News Leader 9) in Columbus, GA, are partnering with Region's Bank to provide help to our Alabama neighbors in need.
  9. UA Acts of Kindness Fund - has been established to support an emergency-assistance program for UA employees and students. Anyone who is interested in contributing to the UA Acts of Kindness Fund may donate online here
  10. Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund - A disaster relief fund has been established by the West Alabama Chamber Foundation, Inc, a 501(c)(3) organization. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations wishing to make tax deductible contributions to this fund may do so by making checks payable to 'Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund' and mailing them to PO Box 020410, Tuscaloosa, AL 35402. Call 205-758-7588 for more info and see
  11. Tuscaloosa Tornado Workers’ Assistance Fund - Among the many victims of Wednesday’s tornado disaster are hundreds of healthcare, rescue, fire, law enforcement and public safety employees that have left their homes and families to care for those who are injured or lost. The DCH Foundation has set up this fund to help those heroes with their own losses over the coming days, weeks and months. You can donate in three ways:
    Please Designate Tuscaloosa Tornado Workers’ Assistance Fund
    By mail: DCH Foundation, Inc., Tuscaloosa Tornado Workers’ Assistance Fund, 809 University Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    In person at the Foundation Office: 950 Dr. Edward Hillard Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
  12. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship - Although not a disaster relief organization, CBF responds when major disasters strike through its own resources or partner organizations. CBF's model for response ministry is to be a long-term presence, helping communities recover and rebuild. Donate directly at:
  13. Feeding America - Its mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
  14. Catholic Charities USA - members provide help and create hope for more than 9 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds.
  15. Samaritan's Purse - is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
  16. National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) - mission is to promote rights and services for victims of crime and crisis everywhere. 
  17. International Relief & Development (IRD) - IRD’s mission is to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable groups and provide tools and resources needed to increase their self-sufficiency.
  18. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) - and click “donate now.” You can also view and download a video message from Kevin Ezell about how Southern Baptists are responding to tornado and flood victims. 
  19. Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) responds on your behalf to the needs of people who suffer from poverty, hunger, disaster, and injustice.
  20. United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) - is the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church.
  21. Mennonite Disaster Service - is a volunteer network of Anabaptist churches that responds in Christian love to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States. While the main focus is on clean up, repair and rebuilding homes, this service touches lives and nurtures hope, faith and wholeness.
  22. World Vision -  is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. tent.nsf/give/ways-to-give
  23. Tzu Chi Foundation - provides financial, spiritual, and other services in times of need. Tzu Chi has more than 20 community programs as well as disaster relief services. Volunteers reach out helping hands and assist needy people in their local communities as well as in other countries. If you were impacted by the tornadoes in the Southeast, please contact Tzu Chi at (909)447-7799 ext. 502 or 504 for assistance.
  24. Feed the Children - is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty, or natural disaster.
  25. Save the Children - When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with food, medical care and education and remains to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs.
  26. Operation Blessing International (OBI) - Through core programs of disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, orphan care, water wells and community development, OBI is dedicated to demonstrating God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world.
  27. HandsOn Network - the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute, is the largest volunteer network in the nation and includes more than 250 HandsOn Action Centers in 16 countries. HandsOn includes a powerful network of more than 70,000 corporate, faith and nonprofit organizations that are answering the call to serve and creating meaningful change in their communities.
  28. Church of the Brethren Disaster Ministries -  The work of Brethren Disaster Ministries may be supported with gifts to the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120 or give online at
  29. Church World Service - is a member of the ACT Alliance, a global coalition of churches and agencies engaged in development, humanitarian assistance and advocacy. Help now:  Text CWS to 50555 to donate $10 or donate online! Mail checks to: Church World Service, P.O. Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515.
  30. Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions is collecting financial donations online at or by check: mail checks payable to State Board of Missions, P.O. Box 11870, Montgomery, AL 36111-0870. Please note "Alabama tornado relief" on the check. Items needed: Bottled Water, Sports Drinks, Snacks, Power Bars, Blankets, Styrofoam Coolers, Hand Sanitizer.
    These churches have agreed to serve as drop points for items needed to help victims. They have also agreed to be responsible for getting the items to the front lines for distribution. Please contact the church before taking your items for drop-off.

    • Northpark Baptist; 5700 Deerfoot Parkway; Trussville, AL 35173 (205) 908-7985
    • Russellville FBC; 213 N Jackson Ave; Russellville, AL; 35653 (256) 332-2065
    • Bethsalem Baptist; 2990 County Rd 24; Billingsley, AL, 36006 (205) 755-1413
    • Montgomery FBC Caring Center; 52 Adams Ave.; Montgomery, AL, 36104 (334) 241-5140
    • Sixth Street; 2324 6th Street Extension; Alexander City, AL; 35060 (256) 794-3074
    • N. Jefferson Association; 3396 Mt Olive Road; Mt Olive, AL; 35117 (205) 631-4126
    • Onenota First; 300 3rd Ave East; Oneonta, AL; 35121 (205) 353-6425
    • Pineview; 10291 Highway 5; Brent, AL; 35034 (205) 926-9280
    • Northport; 1004 Main Ave.; Northport; 35476 (205) 345-0100
    • Pleasant Mt; 250 Pine Mtn Circle; Remlap, AL; 35133 (205) 527-1186
    • Fayette FBC; 432 Temple Ave North; Fayette, AL; 35555 (205) 932-5562
    • Highland Park; 501 W. Sixth St; Muscle Shoals, AL 35661 (256) 412-5125
    • Snowtown; 6000 Flat Top Road; Dora, AL; 35062 (205) 436-3305
    • Forest Lake; 107 18th St; Tuscaloosa, AL; 35401 (205) 759-1569
    • Winfield FBC; 830 US Highway 43 South; Winfield, AL 35594 (205) 487-3257
    • New Prospect; 770 Highway 5 N; Jasper, AL; 35503 (205) 384-4808 or (205) 300-5530
    • Canaan; 2543 Morgan Road; Bessemer, AL; 35022 (205) 425-4381 or (205) 317-5561 (after noon)
    • Pelham FBC; 2867 Pelham Parkway; Pelham, AL; 35124 (205) 664-0237
    • Church at Brook Hills – see website at for info
    • Ten Island Baptist Church; 9150 Highway 77; Ohatchee, AL; (256) 892-4645
    • Cross Point BC; 2730 Wills Creek Road;  Gadsden, AL; (256) 282-3858, 8 am-5 pm
    • Highpoint  Community; 185 Morris-Cobb Road, Empire, AL; (205) 837-1134, 8 am-8pm
    • Hartford Baptist; 105 East Burch St; Hartford, AL; (334) 449-0205, Mon-Fri 8-12, 1-4 pm
    • Hokes  Bluff FBC; 5052 Main St.; Hokes Bluff, AL; (256) 458-4587, 8am - 5 pm
    • Liberty Hill BC; 5800 Co Rd 37; Clanton, AL; (205) 299-2318, M-F  8am-4pm
    • The Place Distribution Center; 3911 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville; (256) 783-6058;
    • GG Hardin Community Center; 15689 Hwy 216; Brookwood, AL; Contact Debbie Cohen - (205) 792-5105, between the hours of 8am -7 pm
  31. Episcopal Relief and Development - supports unique local, long-term initiatives that address poverty, hunger, disease, economic development and disaster response.
  32. Adventist Community Services - is one of the five leading mass care providers in the United States. Its mission is to provide services to communities in the name of Jesus Christ.To Donate: click here or send a check payable to Adventist Community Service to:
    North American Division Adventist Community Services, 12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, Maryland 20904, Memo: For disaster relief. 
  33. Nazarene Disaster Response (NDR) - is the grassroots response of Nazarenes to their communities when natural and human-made disasters strike. NDR serves victims regardless of race, creed, or economic status by concentrating on assistance to the poor, elderly, and handicapped.
  34. Birmingham Jewish Federation - has opened a Tornado Recovery Fund to raise money for those affected by the storms. Federations are urged to direct donors to the Birmingham Jewish Federation’s website or send checks to The Birmingham Jewish Federation, PO 130219, Birmingham, AL, 35213. Please indicate “Tornado Relief” on all checks or in the comments section online.
  35. Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Members of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians") are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need.
  36. City Team Ministries - helps as many people as possible by providing food, shelter, clothing, education, recreation and other programs - wrapped in dignity, respect, compassion and Christian love.
  37. Scientology Volunteer Ministries - are among the first to arrive when disaster strikes. Trained to respond to emergency situations, they provide whatever is needed to immediately alleviate suffering and bring order quickly. And because the technology they apply is simple and effective, they quickly train others so they too can provide help.
  38. Latter-Day Saints Philanthropies - is a department of the Office of the Presiding Bishopric responsible for philanthropic donations to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its affiliated charities. click "donate online".
  39. Lutheran Disaster Response - is a collaborative ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. There are three ways to give to the work and ministry of Lutheran Disaster Response: By mail - Lutheran Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL  60694-9300; by phone - (800) 638-3522; or online.
  40. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association - provides disaster relief support, prayer and hope.
  41. Habitat for Humanity - is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action.
  42. International Relief and Development - reduces the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable groups and provide tools and resources needed to increase their self-sufficiency.
  43. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance - enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events.
  44. United Church of Christ - Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, ice storms, chemical spills - disasters occur regularly in the United States and Puerto Rico. Often these disasters escape media attention. Gifts to the Emergency USA Fund enable the UCC to go the "extra mile" in responding to hidden disasters.
  45. National Association of Jewish Chaplains - members serve in a variety of institutions including hospitals, nursing homes, and homes for the elderly, emergency service personnel including law enforcement and fire departments, military services, prisons, and other institutions. Its chaplains also serve in times of emergencies and natural disasters in conjunction with the Red Cross and other relief agencies.
  46. Crimson Houndstooth - is the best source for all things Alabama.  Its selection of Alabama merchandise is second to none. We take care to make sure we have products for the entire family. Text SABAN to 90210 $5 will be donated to Alabama Red Cross. This will not come out of your bill, the charge will be CrimsonHoundstooth.

Support Through Shopping
  1. Talladega Superspeedway - announced plans today to aid the American Red Cross in relief efforts from the devastation of yesterday’s storms that tore through Alabama, with a $100,000 commitment. Race fans can do their part as well and get a chance at tackling the high-banks of Talladega in turn. For a $50 donation to the American Red Cross race fans will be able to drive their personal vehicle around the high-banks of Talladega Superspeedway, May 6 -8. For more information, please see Donate and Drive.
  2. is donating 50% of all sales to the Governor's Relief Fund. Select "My Open Parties," then choose "Fundraiser for U of Alabama/Tuscaloosa."
  3. Chris Ivey has created the "T Town Never Down" tee shirt fundraiser. ALL proceeds go to the Alabama Red Cross. Orders can be placed at Tornado relief resources and information also available.
  4. Amy Dos Santos Duncan is making Houndstooth Ribbons for $1.00. 100% proceeds to Tuscaloosa disaster relief. Minimum order is 20; contact
  5. Whipporwill Vineyards is donating 10% of all sales, and will match that amount. 4282 County Road 31, Notasulga, AL.
  6. Toomer's for Tuscaloosa Etsy Store - 
  7. McWane Science Center - is offering free admission to anyone who brings supplies for tornado victims. 
  8. Selling t-shirts with the proceeds going to the Red Cross. This is the Alabama Book store on the Strip on the Tuscaloosa campus.
  9. Roll Tide Relief - Facebook Page: “Roll Tide Relief.” Formed to raise money for the tornado relief and recovery efforts by the Alabama Red Cross. Purchase Bama shirts to promote awareness for the road ahead. All proceeds go to the Alabama Red Cross. T-Shirts are currently being printed by Campus Collections and should be ready Tuesday. This week they will have a complete list of locations where you can purchase shirts for $20 (+$5 shipping). To place an order: Send us a FB message or email to with your name, size(s) and number of shirts.
  10. Standa*wear - Purchase novelty Tuscaloosa Tornado T-shirts. The proceeds will be split among United Way, West Alabama Food Bank & the Red Cross.

Fundraisers and Special Events

Atlanta, GA
  • 4/30, 3pm-5pm, Fundraiser at Hudson Grille Midtown, 942 Peachtree St. All money from Bama in Atlanta merchandise sold there will be donated to the cause. Sam Adams has also joined us and sale of Sam Adams will be donated as well. Donations will also be accepted. 
Cullman County, AL
  • Cast & Crowns will be playing a benefit concert at the Cullman County fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Sunday 5/1.