TUSCALOOSA DISASTER RELIEF WEBSITE, FUND ESTABLISHED
TUSCALOOSA, AL–The deadly tornado that struck the Tuscaloosa, AL community on April 27, 2011 has left a path of destruction. The death toll in our community currently stands at 52. In excess of 5000 residences and businesses have been completely destroyed or seriously damaged.
Recovery efforts will extend over many long months and financial assistance is desperately needed in the Tuscaloosa community.
The Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund has been established by the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. The fund was created as a means for individuals and businesses to make tax-deductible contributions for basic human services and recovery efforts in the Tuscaloosa community and surrounding areas.
The website www.givetuscaloosa.com is available for making contributions electronically. Contributions may also be made by making checks payable to “Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund” and mailing them to P.O. Box 020410, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Call 205-758-7588 for more info.
The West Alabama Chamber of Commerce Foundation will serve as the collection agent for all contributions and, after all funds are disbursed, will make available an audit conducted by an independent certified public accountant. Funds will be distributed to local agencies and non-profit service organizations at the direction of a broad-based and diverse group of civic leaders across the community. These service agencies will be requested to utilize the funds for basic human service needs and recovery efforts in the Tuscaloosa community and surrounding areas that were impacted by the tornado.