HITT organizes relief effort for tornado survivors in Tuscaloosa, AL

May 2, 2011

HELP Tornado Survivors in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Please join with the Hippodrome Theatre’s HITT students in a relief effort to help the survivors of the devastating tornados that hit southern Alabama last week.

“Authorities are still sifting through the destruction from an 80-mile-long, 1.5-mile-tornado that tore through Tuscaloosa and  Birmingham in central  Alabama, killing at least 65 people and injuring more than 1,000.” – The Wall Street Journal online, May 2.  

HITT staff have spoken directly with relief workers in a county-operated shelter in Tuscaloosa to find out what is needed most. , AL

Items in greatest demand:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Toiletries – toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, soap, hand sanitizer, lotion
  • Flashlights & batteries
  • Baby items – diapers, baby wipes, jar food, powdered formula
  • School supplies
  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable foods

Also gladly accepting new or gently used:

  • Clothing – baby, child & adult
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Blankets
  • Tarps

Donation drop-off information:

At the Hippodrome Theatre:  Tues, May 3 – Thurs, May 5.  12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Donations must be received by:  Thursday, May 5th at 5:00pm

Your donations will be delivered by HITT staff on Friday, May 6th directly to:  Tuscaloosa County Parks & Recreation Authority, Temporary Emergency Services, 1705 15th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

 Thank you for helping make a difference in someone’s life!

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