Everyone is now starting to ask on what they can do to help the victims of the Adairsville Georgia tornado. A plant that employed 100 people collapsed, homes are destroyed and lives are temporarily in limbo there. On Wednesday, a EF-3 tornado ripped through the town. To see pictures and videos, click on the link: http://geekalabama.com/2013/01/30/the-tornado-in-adairsville-georgia/
One smart thing about weather disasters is the use of social media. A Facebook page titled: Adairsville GA Tornado Recovery is now online giving people information on services available. And this post will be about two Alabama based charities that will be heading to Adairsville Georgia this weekend. Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa has started a CrowdRise fundraiser to raise funds to help the tornado victims and to pay for supplies, gas, and food. Click on the link to donate: http://www.crowdrise.com/adairsvillegeorgiarelief/fundraiser/toomersfortuscaloosa.
Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa will also be stuffing a truck of supplies to be sent to the Adairsville, GA damage areas on Saturday. On Friday February 1st from 10 am to 9 pm; a truck will be at the Walmart on Highway 280 in Birmingham. Some of the things needed includes non-perishable food items, hygiene items, paper plates, forks, spoons, garbage bags, contractor bags, rubbermaid type totes, first aid supplies, baby supplies, diapers, hand sanitizer, charcoal, paper products, tarps, blankets, and anything else needed in a disaster zone.
Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa will be at Sonoraville High School in Calhoun County, GA cooking and delivering supplies on Saturday. To learn more about Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa go to: http://toomersfortuscaloosa.com/.
Another Alabama based charity will be helping the Adairsville Georgia tornado victims. Operation Hug Me Tight is raising money to purchase teddy bears to frightened, displaced children in the tornado zone. In the eyes of an adult, a Teddy Bear may not seem like much, but to a child who has lost everything, a new Teddy Bear has proven to be a Godsend. OHMT partners with Build-A-Bear Workshop by generously offering OHMT a discount on each Bear purchased through their company. With Build-A-Bear’s help, each dollar given has the potential to reach even more children in need.
Operation Hug Me Tight wants to send teddy bears with the Toomer’s for Tuscaloosa folks on Saturday but they need your help. Go to http://ophugmetight.org/ to donate! Donations are accepted through PayPal and are quick, easy and completely secure.
- The Tornado in Adairsville Georgia (geekalabama.com)
- Adairsville GA Hit by Large Tornado (alabamawx.com)
- Watch: Tornado Hits Adairsville, Ga. (abcnews.go.com)
- US motorway battered by ‘tornado’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Reports: 1 dead, cars on I-75 overturned after tornado in Adairsville, Georgia (news.blogs.cnn.com)