The blog Red State Diaries has a post up right now with information regarding the variety of ways you can help our fellow Alabamians that were impacted by yesterday's deadly tornados. If you have a blog with a lot of Alabamian readers, please repost this information and encourage your readers to help our fellow citizens. Thanks to Red State Diaries for getting this information together and for encouraging bloggers throughout the state to post it on their sites.
- The Red Cross has opened shelters at First Baptist Church of Enterprise and First United Methodist Church of Abbeville, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.
- The Red Cross' trained disaster volunteers may call (334) 260-3984 to lend a hand, the Advertiser also reports.
- Gov. Bob Riley's office is seeking cash donations for the Governor's Emergency Relief Fund. To donate or volunteer, call (877) 273-5018 or visit the Serve Alabama website for more information on what goods and services are needed.
- LifeSouth Community Blood Center, which supplies blood to hospitals in Dothan and Enterprise, needs donations to recoup a loss of 200 units, according to The Huntsville Times. The nonprofit organization operates donation centers in Albertville, Birmingham, Cullman, Decatur, Dothan, Florence, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Opelika. For more information about where or when to donate, call (888) 795-2707 or visit the LifeSouth website.
- Rural Wilcox County was heavily hit, too, with the storms claiming one life there. The Red Cross has set up a base of operations for the area's relief efforts at River View Baptist Church in Millers Ferry, the Advertiser reports.