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You Can Help with Tornado Relief

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Jennifer Pitts Adair, who survived the EF-5 tornado that hit Limestone County on April 27, 2011, will be at the Athens Police Department  Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. collecting gift cards for victims in Oklahoma. The cards will go to Journey Church in Norman, Okla., where a shelter has been set up. The victims can use these to buy items they need.  

Adair is working through Toomers for Tuscaloosa, which was started in Auburn to help Tuscaloosa recover. Jennifer's goal is $4,027 worth of cards in memory of the deadly Alabama tornadoes on 4/27.  

Latham United Methodist Church, Huntsville:

The church is asking people to make a donation online ( or put together a cleaning bucket and bring it to the church at 109 Weatherly Road SE. Here are the cleaning bucket instructions:

Cleaning Bucket

Value: $ 55.00

-5 gallon bucket with resealable lid. Buckets from fast food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned.

-Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner.

-Advertisements on the outside are acceptable.

--liquid laundry detergent>two 25 oz. or one 50 oz. bottles only

--liquid household cleaner>12-16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray cleaners)

--dish soap>16-28 oz bottle any brand

--1 can air freshener>aerosol or pump

--1 insect repellant spray>6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover

--1 scrub brush>plastic or wooden handle

--18 cleaning wipes>handi wipes or reusable wipes (no terry cleaning towels)

--7 sponges>remove from wrapper

--5 scouring pads>remove from wrapper (no stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads and nothing with soap built in)

--50 clothespins>remove from packaging

--clothes line>two 50 ft. or one 100 ft. cotton or plastic.

--24 roll heavy duty trash bags (33-45 gallon sizes, remove from the box)

--5 dust masks

--2 pair disposable kitchen gloves (rubber or latex, no thin surgical or food service type gloves; remove from packaging)

--1 pair work gloves>cotton with leather palm or all leather

Assembling Directions:

Place all liquid items in the bucket first. Place remaining items in the bucket fitting them around and between the liquid items. Sponges, scouring pads, clothespins and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket. Ensure the lid is closed securely.

Important Notes

- All items must be new except for the actual bucket and lid.

- All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic containers. No powders please.

- If you cannot find the requested size of a liquid item, use a smaller size. Including larger sizes of any item will prevent the lid from sealing.

- If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicating what has been omitted.

****Please enclose an envelope containing at least $1.50 for each kit you send. This donation enables kits to be sent to areas in need.


Red Cross:

Text REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10, or online at

Use Safe & Well website ( or the mobile version ( to check on friends and family.

Salvation Army USA:

Text "STORM" to 80888 to give $10, or online at

Donate by phone: (800) 725-2769

Donate by mail: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157. Designate Oklahoma Tornado Relief on all checks.

Feed the Children:

Cash donations for disaster relief supplies can be made by phone at (800) 627-4556 or online at

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma:

Text "FOOD" to 32333 to give $10 to relief efforts, or online at

Donate by phone: (405) 604-7111

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief says it has deployed at least 80 volunteers to respond to severe weather in Oklahoma. Those interested in helping can make a tax-deductible donation to the BGCO's Disaster Relief ministry online ( or call (405) 942-3800. Donate by mail: BGCO Attn: Disaster Relief 3800 N. May Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73112.

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