Tornado Rebuilding Effort Launched

One donation site for victims in four counties

United Way of Central Alabama has launched a secure and trusted donation site that will serve tornado victims in four Alabama counties whose residents suffered losses due to hail storms and tornado damage.

Tornado damage near Jacksonville State University’s campus. Photo courtesy of

“Today we launched a single drive for United Way of Cullman County (Cullman), United Way of Etowah County (Gadsden), United Way of East Central Alabama (Anniston) , and United Way of Central Alabama (St. Clair County),” said Drew Langloh, President & CEO, United Way of Central Alabama. “While the leadership at those United Ways plan to deliver their disaster services, UWCA is equipped to process online donations that will be available to the victims faster.”

Donors can go to and select, by county, which United Way recovery effort they want to support.  Short-term assistance given immediately after a disaster won’t cover all the needs of those impacted.  The wide-range of needs won’t become clear for weeks or even months after March 19, 2018 and the availability of long-term assistance is critical.

United Way of Central Alabama has earned the public’s trust and recognition with documented success in long-term recovery efforts since the 1977 tornado outbreak in North Jefferson County.

These four United Ways are working together to move the recovery efforts forward, faster for the future.