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Posted: 4/28/2011 5:03:30 PM EDT
Is there a better outfit to give to for Alabama's storm ravaged folks?
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:04:15 PM EDT
Salvation Army.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:04:40 PM EDT
Salvation Army?
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:28:55 PM EDT
whats wrong with the red cross?
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:29:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Salvation Army.


Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:31:17 PM EDT
WW2 Donuts.....


Originally Posted By OKIE-CARBINE:
whats wrong with the red cross?


Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:31:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Salvation Army.


Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:34:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OKIE-CARBINE:
whats wrong with the red cross?


All I'll say is that it took a Sheriff to make it possible for me to get this load from a shelter in Northern MS down to the coast 3 weeks after Katrina.



Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:40:55 PM EDT
Salvation Army as others have said.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:46:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MMcfpd:
Is there a better outfit to give to for Alabama's storm ravaged folks?

After Katrina, I was surprised & pleased to learn that the Lutheran Churches have quite a good disaster relief system.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:51:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2011 5:52:39 PM EDT by NathanL]
After Katrina I saw a lot of 18 wheelers with Southern Baptist something another on it that were feeding people and clothing them etc...They had a ton of resources and I assume they would be in Alabama as well. They had a lot of mobile kitchens etc...ready to go built into 18 wheelers.

I'll have to search for the specific name.

Edit - I believe it's Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:54:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2011 5:59:14 PM EDT by clintarus]
The southern baptist convention is also good.

http://www.alsbom.org/
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 5:55:35 PM EDT
Where ever you end up donating, make sure and specify which disaster you want it to go towards on the check. Otherwise it might go into a "general" disaster fund and might not be used for your intended purpose.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 7:25:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By safe1:
Where ever you end up donating, make sure and specify which disaster you want it to go towards on the check. Otherwise it might go into a "general" disaster fund and might not be used for your intended purpose.


Learned that drill a ways back.

Thanks for the ideas, folks.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 8:39:31 PM EDT
Here you go........

http://www.nvoad.org/
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 8:42:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2011 8:43:26 PM EDT by 53vortec]
Originally Posted By clintarus:
The southern baptist convention is also good.

http://www.alsbom.org/


+1

I'm not a Baptist, but I'll acknowledge that the Southern Baptist Convention is one of best American charity orgs around.
Link Posted: 4/28/2011 8:58:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Salvation Army.


Link Posted: 4/28/2011 9:01:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/28/2011 9:03:07 PM EDT by Hawk_308]
yep the baptist do good work , Im trained to work recovery with them .... Im one of them I guess ..... they are divided by state.



a small clean up trailer , saws , shovels , hammers ect ...... also have large food and shower trailers


Link Posted: 5/1/2011 6:01:35 PM EDT
I went with the Baptists.

Part of my reticence to give it to the Red Cross comes from the fact it was impossible to designate it for the tornado relief.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 6:14:02 PM EDT
Salvation Army.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 6:22:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Salvation Army.


Link Posted: 5/1/2011 6:24:09 PM EDT
These men are out there now:
http://sheepdogia.org/
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 6:28:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OKIE-CARBINE:
whats wrong with the red cross?


The Red Cross is a joke.

They responded to a disaster where I was assisting another Arfcommer after his entire neighborhood flooded. We swam to his house. As we swam back to my truck with waterproofed items in tow, literally dozens of family trying to make it to their homes to salvage what they could, a Red Cross truck pulled up, guy kicked out a box about the size of a medium PO Flat Rate Shipping box and took off. That was the entire amount of RC assistance the neighborhood got.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 7:12:25 PM EDT
Red Cross sucks and is keeping more relief from making their way in the area. That's what I'm hearing from relatives and friends. Plus, there is so much donated money that goes to administration fees that the percentage of money that we donate that actually goes to those in need is remarkably small.

+1 on the area churches. No admnistrative costs and they are more familiar of who needs what.

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