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Helping Tornado Victims

Over the weekend a line of devastating tornadoes hit the midwest and southern United States, leaving paths of wreckage through Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama, and ripping children out of the arms of mothers hovering in basements.

According to BBC News for U.S. and Canada, the  90 tornadoes, along with 700 other severe weather reports, took place on Friday.

The storms have caused at least 37 deaths.

Many of the states have declared a state of emergency and President Obama has already requested federal funding to assist in efforts for the affected states.

Generally, March is only the beginning of the tornado season. However, the nation has already seen an increase in storms over previous years.

Last week, 13 people died from the over 50 tornadoes in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Tennessee.

With the warmer than usual weather, many weather experts fear this is only the tip of the iceberg.

How Can You Help?

Donate to:

Volunteer with:
If you know of a local resource for donating or volunteering in one of the areas affected by the tornadoes, please leave it in the comments so that we can grow the resources.

The list provided here is informational only. Please thoroughly check each organization prior to donating or volunteering.

Along with being a contributor to PrimeParentsClub.com, Jacqueline Wilson is: Appalachia Advocate~Supporter of Women~Writer~Accidental Pit Bull Advocate. Founder and executive director of Monkey Do Project and co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: What Happens When 'I Do' Becomes 'Not Tonight': A Humorous Mompilation.

1 Comment

  1. Prime Parents Club

    March 4, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Denise D., from Indiana, posted this message on Facebook:

    “I’m working in the IN Emergency Operation’s Joint Information Center. We’re trying to get the word out: Please, please, please make monetary donations, not “stuff”. You may want to give extra diapers, clothing, blankets, or whatever you have. Unfortunately, this often turns into a disaster unto itself, because the responding agencies have to task people to manage donations and not work on the critical work. I hate to say it, but truth is: Many times donated items often get disposed of because there’s no way to manage items or keep them clean, dry and usable. So, give to American Red Cross or other agencies that can turn the $ into food or whatever is needed most!!!”

    She also said: “People can get the latest status updates on what is happening on Facebook
    and Twitter by going to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security page. Thanks!”