Amanda Meigs wrote -
This is it...this is my start, my attempt to help from a distance... The events have yet to be fully digested and the need is overwhelming. There is a need for practical items....clothes, toiletries, power tools, etc... If you have those things, I can give you some idea of where to take them...just say the word!
Otherwise, Crowdrise, money always works...and whatever money is collected through this page will go (with Crowdrise's assistance) directly to the Mid Alabama Region chapter of the Red Cross, which supports Tuscaloosa.
I know the need is bigger than Tuscaloosa...Birmingham, Pleasant Grove, Arab, Hueytown, etc... If this effort is remotely successful, I'll brush it with a broader Alabama stroke. In the mean time, bite sized pieces...
Calling on my friends, their friends, family...etc...let's help Tuscaloosa recover & rebuild!
Roll Tide ~ Amanda
(Photo taken by Dusty Compton/The Tuscaloosa News/AP)