How to help victims of the Alabama tornadoes
Alabama's still reeling from severe tornadoes. Supporting the environment also means supporting humans when the environment f*cks them over, so we figure you're looking for a way to throw your shoulder in. Here are some ideas for how to do your part for people who may not be feeling so keen on Mother Nature right now.
If you're in the area, volunteer. Among other things, various organizations need people who can/are willing to:
- Translate Spanish
- Socialize with seniors
- Operate a chainsaw
- Clean up
- Serve food
- Drive people to FEMA stations
If you're not in the area, donate money to relief groups.
If you're not in the area and don't have money to donate or would rather send material goods, various outfits are collecting food, water, clothes (especially at the ends of the size spectrum — larger clothes, baby clothes), toiletries, first aid supplies, and some less obvious items including:
- Cell phone chargers
- Garbage bags
- Can openers
- Children's books
- Pet supplies
Alabama tornadoes: How you can help, Boing Boing.