United Way of Cullman County establishes Lee County Tornado Relief Fund

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CULLMAN, Ala. – The United Way of Cullman County (UWCC) on Monday announced it has established a relief fund to help with the recovery efforts from the devastating and widespread damage caused by Sunday’s tornadoes. It says 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 percent of the donations made to the relief fund to help with recovery efforts,” said UWCC Executive Director Becky Goff. “We are collaborating with other United Ways, 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 related 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 Lee County Tornado Relief Fund:

  • Give online at www.uwaycc.org
  • Contact UWCC at 256-739-2948
  • Mail checks to United Way of Cullman County/Lee County Relief Fund, P.O. Box 116 Cullman, AL 35056.

Photo courtesy of the UWCC.