It's been a tough start to 2023 with several disasters - natural and man-made - that have hit our area. First the tornadoes of January 12, 2023 which hit both Coosa and Tallapoosa counties, then the March 26 Hail Storm which ravaged the Town of Camp Hill, and most recently the Dadeville Shootings at a Sweet 16 party on April 15.
WANT TO HELP? There are several ways to help those affected by one or more of these tragedies start the recovery process. Each of the organizations listed below will coordinate their efforts for recovery and assistance to help as many as we can.
1. Lake Martin Area United Way is collecting monetary donations to assist in the recovery efforts. Donations can be made online via the PayPal Giving Fund. If you would like to donate to the "Caring for Dadeville" Fund, please see below for the link to the Community Foundation of East Alabama (CFEA).
We can also take check or cash donations at our office at 17 Main Street, Alexander City, AL 35010 or MAIL donations to: P.O. Box 876, Alexander City, AL 35011
***Please be sure to include "Tornado Relief" or "Camp Hill" or "Dadeville" in the memo line so we can designate the funds to the appropriate disaster as you have intended. If you would like us to use it where it's needed most, please just put "DISASTER" in the memo line.***
Our United Way is working closely with the Long Term Recovery Committees (LTRCs) in both Coosa and Tallapoosa Counties, along with our case managers to determine how and where to dispense funds to best assist those in need following these disasters. Each disaster is being managed separately and thus funds will also be handled separately and in due time according to the disaster recovery process.
United Way is NOT currently accepting in-kind donations of food, water, clothing, etc. If this changes, we will be sure to update here and on our social media pages.
2. Camp Hill / Hail Storm - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Volunteers are still needed to help with cleanup and tarping needs in the Town of Camp Hill. Volunteers should report to the Volunteer Reception Center at 41 Heard St, Camp Hill. The VRC is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Questions? Contact Warren Tidwell at 334-663-5472. Financial donations are also need to help with the Long Term Recovery (LTR) efforts and can be made payable to the United Way as noted above.
3. Caring for Dadeville Fund with the Community Foundation of East Alabama - The Community Foundation of East Alabama (CFEA) has established the Caring for Dadeville Fund to assist the victims and families of the shooting in Dadeville on April 15. Our United Way will be partnering with CFEA, area churches, and other organizations raising funds to assist with funeral expenses, medical expenses, etc. To donate, please visit their website at: https://www.cfeastalabama.org/caring-for-dadeville