There are a wide variety of resources available to metro Atlanta residents who would like to contribute supplies or cash to the victims of the April tornadoes. The list below includes organizations working to help storm victims in north Georgia and across the Southeast as they begin to rebuild.
WSB-TV/Channel 2 is supporting the Kroger Round-Up campaign as storm victims begin the road to recovery. Kroger urges shoppers to round up their purchases to provide necessities to thousands affected by the tragic storms. Customers can also make a donation in any dollar amount.
On April 30, Kroger shoppers started rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar to directly benefit the American Red Cross relief effort in north Georgia.
Donations can be made at any Kroger store in Georgia, South Carolina, northern Alabama and eastern Tennessee.
Since April 30, the first day of the round-up, Kroger has raised more than $63,000 to help supply food, clean water and other necessities for all of those affected by the tragic storms
Watch Channel 2 Action News for daily updates on the total amount your purchase round up has raised for the American Red Cross.
WSB-TV/Channel 2, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and News/Talk WSB-AM are joining Atlanta-based Hosea Feed the Hungry to collect items for storm relief following deadly tornadoes that struck Georgia.
Hosea Feed The Hungry is asking the community to help provide critically needed supplies that will be loaded into trucks and sent to the hardest hit areas.
Channel 2 viewers can drop off the following supplies at the HFTH Family Care Crisis Center on 1035 Donnelly Ave. in southwest Atlanta from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Items needed include:
- Water and non-perishable food items
- Toiletry items
- Flash Light
- Cleaning Supplies (especially antibacterial items)
The American Red Cross is seeking donations. You can make a donation online by clicking here.
You can call the Red Cross at 404-876-3706 between 8:15 a.m. 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or leave a message after hours. Your call will be returned the following business day.
You can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
If you want to make a donation by mail you can send a check or money order payable to the American Red Cross, Metro Atlanta Chapter and mail to:
American Red Cross
P.O. Box 101508
Atlanta, GA 30392-1508
On May 2, the Red Cross opened a Georgia Tornado Call Center. The call center is a resource for families affected by last weeks storms with questions about what types of services the Red Cross is providing to disaster survivors and how those services can be accessed in local communities. The call center is open daily from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and can be reached by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Volunteers staffing the call center can also provide tips and recovery resources, community referrals, and help with family reunification through the Red Cross Safe and Well secure website. The Safe and Well website is a way to let loved ones know you are safe and to find information about people in the affected areas.
To register, visit www.redcross.org and click on the List Yourself or Search Registrants link under How to Get Help. You can also access Safe and Well:
From a smart phone – visit www.redcross.org/safeandwell and click on the List Yourself as Safe and Well or Search for friends and family link.
From any phone – call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and one of our operators can help you register.
Three Red Cross shelters remain open at:
- Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Catoosa County
- Manchester High School in Meriwether County
- Clayton Baptist Church in Rabun County
The Salvation Army is also assisting with damage. There are several ways you can donate.
By phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and designate April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.
By text: Text GIVE to 80888.
By check: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339.
Please designate April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.
Recovery efforts are under way in Spalding County, where two people were killed and 341 homes and businesses were damaged and destroyed during the deadly tornado outbreak. Local, state and federal emergency management officials continue to assess the damage and are coordinating the effort to provide badly needed goods and services to the storm survivors. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency is the lead agency coordinating this effort.
Donated goods will be received at 819 Memorial Drive, Griffin, Georgia beginning today. The center will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice
At this time, the biggest demand is for:
- Nonperishable food
- Bottled water
- Building supplies
- Baby formula, baby diapers (all sizes), cribs, strollers, car seats,
- Household items such as coffee makers and pots and pans, blankets
- Personal hygiene products, leather gloves, tarps
- Cleaning supplies such as bleach, mops, brooms and buckets
- Plastic goods (cups and cutlery), paper goods (plates, napkins, towels and toilet tissue)
- Disposable gloves (rubber or latex)
- Trash bags (all sizes)
- Donations of used clothing are not needed.
For more information on providing donated goods or volunteering at the distribution center, contact Distribution Center Manager at 404-851-4917.
For additional volunteer opportunities, call 678-533-1443.