For those of you who love visiting PPP for loads of coupon deals, I promise to be back to my regular deals shortly! I'm so sorry to bombard you with this stuff, but it's hard not to when we're completely covered up in it here. Please be patient with me,, and if you're looking for places to give in other areas of Alabama, go HERE for Birmingham donation sites, or HERE for places to donate in Tuscaloosa.
Okay guys, here's the list of places across North Alabama that are accepting donations for disaster relief at this time. A HUGE thanks to several bloggers in North Alabama who helped compile this list, including Rocket City Savings, Rocket City Mom, Q-Tipping Mom, Dual Incomes Needed, Shopping Tips & Tricks, and Coupon Centsation – visit their sites to learn more about donating to those in need as well! Please know that this list is just a starting point – several of these drop off points were announced on radio or television, but be sure to try to contact specific donation drop off centers before heading out. (And please know that I've only lived in the North Alabama area for a few years, so I'm not exactly familiar with each of the cities listed below!) 🙂
While donations of food, toiletries and paper products is a wonderful way to give, monetary donations are obviously one of the greatest needs across Alabama right now. If you're not here in the North Alabama area this is a wonderful way to give, even if you're only able to donate a few dollars. Here are a few places accepting monetary donations:
The Red Cross (also accepting cash donations at the following locations nationwide)
Publix – collecting in-store donations
Regions Bank – collecting donations at branches nationwide
Sweetbay Supermarket collecting in-store donations in Florida
Winn Dixie Stores, Inc. collecting in-store donations in Florida
Here are specific drop off points across North Alabama (please leave a comment if you know of other locations accepting donations!)
Anderson Volunteer Fire Department is collecting donations of water, clothing, stuffed animals and money.
First Baptist Church on Hobbs Street (call to see what specific donations they're accepting)
Athens Post Office on Market Street is accepting water, non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, paper towels, wet wipes, etc. : put items in hampers located in the lobby of the post office
Lindsay Lane Baptist Church is accepting food, water, and basic need items
Friendship Methodist Church in Athens is accepting non-perishable food items, water, and cleaning supplies. NO CLOTHING, FURNITURE, TOYS OR HOUSEHOLD ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.
Community Changers at Barton's First Baptist Church 256-370-7574
Desperation Church in Cullman is in need of non perishable food, hygiene items, batteries, flash lights, etc.
First United Methodist Church warehouse is a drop off location for donations
Garner Insurance 1403 Beltline Rd SW and is next to Calvary Assembly on the Beltline is accepting clothes, toiletries, water, can food, diapers, etc. 256-318-0862
Flat Rock, AL
Flat Rock Community Center is accepting water, non-perishable items and toiletries.
First United Methodist Church Brandon Center is a drop off place for donations (256) 766-4513
Salvation Army in Florence is accepting donations for the town of Phil Campbell
Brooks High School is collecting items now
Lexington – First Baptist in Lexington is accepting donations headed to Cullman or Colbert County / Lauderdale County. 256-229-6657
The Brook at 8573 Hwy 72 in Madison is accepting items 256.837.6633 monetary donations will also be accepted for the Reeves family
The Monrovia Community Center at 254 Allen Drake Drive is collecting food and water donations. They're also feeding relief workers and as of last night were still accepting frozen food if you have it!
The Rock Family Worship Center is accepting water and monetary donations to provide food to the community (they may also be accepting non-perishables but I'm not sure!)
Red Cross, Salvation Army and Southern Baptist will begin providing meals at Broadway Baptist Church in Rainsville on Friday
Franklin Pharmacy is working with EMA as a drop off place for donations and distribution (361 Mustang Drive, Russellville)
Russellville First United Methodist Church will be a drop-off site for supplies
The Barn on Hwy 99 in Salem taking donations for the First Baptist Church in Athens (Hobbs St.) Red Cross Shelter
JD's on Nashville Ave. in Sheffield is taking in donations of food, water and clothing for Phil Campbell and Hackleburg survivors
York Terrace Baptist Church is accepting donations for Hackleburg
Shoals Products in Muscle Shoals (located at 100 Glendale Avenue) is collecting items to take to tornado victims. Accepting donations until 10pm Thursday.
Highland Park Church of Christ on Woodward Avenue in Muscle Shoals is accepting supplies and donations 256-381-3811
Washington Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals is collecting on Monday 8-3 items for Phil Campbell
Service One Transport is accepting donations for victims in Phil Campbell at the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center, 3115 Northington Court, Florence
Lauderdale Industrial Park accepting non-perishable food, diapers, toilet paper, personal hygiene, water, flashlights, blankets. Friday til 5p. Saturday 9-1p and next week, Monday-Thursday, 8-5:30 p.m.
Salvation Army at 437 Inman Street West urgently needs donations of non-perishable food, cleaning supplies and gallon-sized jugs of water
Photo Credit: American Red Cross