How to Respond to Disaster Relief Assistance

Last Updated: 6/21/2011 8:50:13 AM

 We will continue to identify ways for the Samford community to offer service and support.  Please remember to check the Resource links to your right regularly as these agencies and organizations are providing regular updates on their websites and face book pages on how you can offer your hearts and hands in service to those in need.  

 

 

 

 

Give

 

Christian Service Mission
You can bring your items directly to the Christian Service Mission located at 3600 3rd Avenue South
Employee and Student Emergency Assistance Funds

Consider donating to either the employee emergency assistance fund or the student emergency assistance fund.

Employee Assistance Fund Giving Form  (This is the “Other Designation” page; donors must specify that they want to donate to the Employee Assistance Fund.)  

Student Emergency Assistance Fund Giving Form 

Greater Birmingham Humane Society

Greater Birmingham Humane Society, which is near Samford on Snow Drive, is serving as a major staging area for animals that were displaced by the storms.  Many dogs and cats have been brought in from Tuscaloosa, Pratt City, etc.  Some have been reunited with their owners.   Some no longer have owners.  

Greater Birmingham Humane Society for areas surrounding Birmingham - 300 Snow Drive, Birmingham, AL (off of West Oxmoor Rd) - phone 205-942-1211 - www.GBHS.org  

Serve

Don’t question or ask what you will be doing.  Simply come with a servant heart, ready to do what needs to be done. 
Hands On Birmingham
 Hands On Birmingham has specific site needs available for volunteers.  If you've not already formed a volunteer team or signed up as an individual you can do so here as well as register as an official volunteer.   There daily service site opportunities updated on the Hands on Birmingham website so check back often.
Christian Service Mission
 Timely updates on additional service and resource needs are being posted on the Christian Service Mission face book site.  Addresses where you can drive to and go into the community from a set location are also listed. http://www.facebook.com/ChristianServiceMission .   CS Mission is reaching into Birmingham, Cullman, Tuscaloosa, and the smallest cities in between.  The best thing is to sign for their daily email newsletter which lists the service sites, instructions for volunteering, as well as the day's most pressing donation needs.  From there, simply show up, individually or as a group, or follow instructions given in the email to fulfill one of the needs they share.
The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions
 The Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions also has a website with regularly updated donation and service effort needs at  http://www.alsbom.org/feature2 

Pray

Take a moment to reflect on those affected by these storms, including members of the Samford community by viewing the guided prayer video .

Please remember that counseling is available should you need to talk to someone during this time.  Please call Counseling at x2065, located in temporary offices on the 3rd floor of the University Center, in the Career Development Center conference room area.

 

Resources

The following websites are for state or local organizations that may be coordinating disaster response efforts:

Contact

Philip Poole
Executive Director of Marketing and Communication
205-726-2828
ppoole@samford.edu