United Way Establishes Lee County Tornado Relief Fund

The United Way of Cullman County has established a relief fund to help with the recovery efforts from the devastating and widespread damage caused by Sunday's F3 tornados.  All contributions donated to United Way's Lee County Tornado Relief Fund will be used to help with both immediate, basic needs and long-term recovery services.

"United Way of Cullman County will send 100% of the donation made to the relief fund to help with recovery efforts," said Becky Goff, Executive Director.  "We are collaborating with other United Way's, 2-1-1 Call centers, and disaster organizations in the impacted areas to help in the recovery efforts.

United Way's 2-1-1 is a free hotline that provides information to individuals seeking community resources such as shelter, food and water, recovery support and other basic needs, before, during and after disasters.  Anyone who needs help relate to the tornado can contact 2-1-1 by simply dialing 2,1,1 from a cell phone or landline.

Year-round, United Way invests in first responders, so they can respond quickly in times of disaster as they are doing now.  If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call 2-1-1, the United Way funded community resource line for emergency assistance 24 hours a day.

To give to the United Way of Lee County Tornado Relief Fund, you can give online at uwayc.org or contact United Way at 256-739-2948 or mail checks to United Way /Lee County Relief Fund, P.O. Box 116 Cullman, AL 35056.