Help Needed for Latest Alabama Tornado Victims

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Photo By The Birmingham News, Hal Yeager
In my home state of Alabama, a recent tornado struck Center Point Elementary School. The damage caused to the school is beyond repair.  Therefore, the school is being bulldozed and rebuilt, and the rebuilding effort will likely take 18-24 months.  Center Point’s destruction left over 650 students (Grades K-2) along with the school’s faculty and staff, without a school. Currently, the Jefferson County School District is looking for locations to place the students and faculty in the interim.

Along with the building, the teachers and staff lost all of their supplies and classroom materials in the storm.  A friend of mine is helping to facilitate collecting supplies and is trying to publicize the collection through a grassroots effort.  If you would like to contribute supplies, please e-mail me at or message me on Facebook or Twitter, and I'll gladly coordinate a way to get them from you.  I absolutely will make sure that any supplies are safely placed into the hands of these school children, and I will tell them from where they were donated.  Thanks so much for thinking of my home town again in the wake of these deadly storms!

Below is a list of general items that will help them get started:

White copy paper
Wide rule loose leaf paper
Construction paper
Glue sticks
Scotch tape
Expo markers
Hand sanitizer
Paper towels
Baby wipes


  1. I have a TON of supplies - 2 bins worth - but dont' want to pay shipping. Am in CO - anyway to get them there?

    1. Thanks, Dari, but outside of a shipping company donating their services, I really don't know how to transport them. Thanks for the thought, though. You're a dear.