Five Ways to Help Lee County Tornado Victims

Miranda Fulmore, WBHM

Many in Lee County are in need of services and supplies after Sunday's devastating tornadoes.

Twenty-three people lost their lives and dozens more were injured in the powerful tornado that swept through Lee County Sunday. Many lost their homes, loved ones, and pets. Here are five ways to help those affected.

Update — March 22, 2019 – 3:00 p.m.

Donate Supplies or Money

You can donate perishable supplies at Greater Peace Baptist Church. Goree’s Furniture is taking items such as food, diapers and clothing. They’ll pick up the items.
Greater Peace Baptist Church: 650 Jeter Ave, Opelika, AL 36801
Goree’s Furniture: 334-742-0607

Want to give money? The Red Cross of East Alabama and the Salvation Army are accepting donations, and the United Way of Central Alabama created a disaster relief fund.

More options:

Samaritan’s Purse International Relief
Community Foundation of East Alabama Tornado relief
The Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund


Church of the Highlands is organizing volunteers to help those in need and to assist in clean up efforts. Text the word “response” to 74000 to get updates on ways to get involved.

Give Blood

The East Alabama Medical Center has treated more than 40 people after the tornado. You can make a blood donation through LifeSouth. The Opelika location is at 505 E Thomason Circle, 36801.

Help Lost or Displaced Pets

Opelika Animal Hospital is boarding displaced pets for free.

Help with Shelter Needs

Smith Station Fire & Rescue is distributing donations.


You can also follow the Lee County Emergency Management Agency on Twitter for volunteer and donation updates.

Know of more to add to the list? Let us know. Email [email protected] 

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