Efforts Continue to Restore Tuscaloosa
May 2, 2011
The communities of Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas have been severely impacted by recent tornadoes and many have been left without. Lewis McAllister, executive vice president of Tuscaloosa-based Coral Industries, is spearheading an effort to help those in need and invites USGNN.com™ readers to contribute.
“The devastation [here] is incredible. I would like to see our industry pull together and help,” says Lewis McAllister, executive vice president of Coral Industries in Tuscaloosa, Ala. “I’m told this is worse than Katrina. Maybe, maybe not; either way, it is bad.”
McAllister and Coral Industries have efforts underway to provide supplies and necessities to those in need. He says items can be shipped to them at: Tornado Relief C/O Coral Industries Inc., 3010 Rice Mine Rd., Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35406. McAllister adds that pick-ups can possibly be arranged on their trucks, as well.
“Packages must be clearly marked for Tornado Relief so they don’t get mixed up with our daily freight,” he adds.
The following items are needed:
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, baby wipes, diapers, formula, diaper cream, sunscreen, shampoo/conditioner, allergy medicine, bandages, first aid cream, tweezers, hair brushes, baby food, Pedialyte, pacifiers, over-the-counter medicines, batteries (9v, AAA, AA and D), contact solution, feminine products, toilet paper, paper/plastic plates and utensils, napkins/paper towels, charcoal, water, Gatorade, non-perishable food items, air mattresses, sleeping bags, lip balm, flashlights, dog/cat food, towels, matches, two-way radios, tents, can openers, work gloves, underwear (all sizes, men’s and women’s), chainsaws, chainsaw oil, socks, energy bars, insect repellent, tarps.
Monetary donations can be made through the Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund.