(Photo Credit: AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)
A series of deadly tornadoes devastated the South last week, claiming the lives of more than 290 people across 6 states and leaving countless more injured and homeless. Of the states affected, Alabama suffered the most tragedy with 248 dead, 1700 injured, and more than 111,000 without power.
Although under different circumstances, we as widows we can identify with the overwhelming shock, pain, and sadness that follows in the wake of tragic loss. Now many, many families like ours have suffered a great loss: some have lost a loved one, some have lost their home, some have lost both. And for all, their lives have been turned upside down. We all know how that feels and have been the recipients of care and support during our times of loss, and now is our chance to help someone else pick up the pieces of their personal tragedy.
I urge you to join in the tornado relief efforts across the South and help in any way possible. Whether by donating a few dollars, sending a box of supplies, or simply raising awareness by posting to your blog or other social media outlet, let’s band together and help rebuild the lives of those affected by devastation.
Here are a few helpful links to help you help others:
- an amazing resource list providing dozens of links on Alabama tornado relief
- list of organizations working on relief and recovery in the Southern region
- a great article on helping Georgia storm victims
- a link to the Mississippi Disaster Recovery Fund
- list of resources and information for the East Tennessee area
- an excellent article on how you can help locate and assist tornado victims
If you know of any other resources, please leave a comment or send an email and I will gladly add them to the list.
Thank you, readers, for helping pick up the pieces of a tragedy. <3
Edit– Fellow widow and blogger Kim at Live from the 205 lives in Alabama and is passionate about helping her neighbors. Check out these posts from fellow bloggers who were also inspired by Kim to post about tornado relief efforts: