Hurricane Sally Recovery from Outside of Baldwin County
Click here to donate to the Sally Recovery Fund. (Select Sally Recovery Fund from drop down menu labeled "Fund".)
Thank you for your desire to help the people of the greater Foley community and Baldwin County, AL. The impact of Hurricane Sally has been widespread, and the damage is staggering. We will be recovering from this storm for months (and in some places, years) to come. It is estimated that 80% of roofs in Foley alone have been compromised and 50% of trees damaged.
We will use this page to update needs and communicate ways you can respond and assist in the recovery work. This page has already generated thousands of dollars and numerous contacts. Please share with any people, groups, or organizations that may want to assist (even from a distance). Thank you!
Ways You Can Help Now:
Give financially. The damage is staggering, the recovery will be long-lasting, and the needs are changing almost daily. Through our already established countywide ministry partners and through Foley UMC's Sally recovery work, we can put your financial contributions to work in the widest possible ways and stretch the impact the farthest. (All contributions are tax-deductible through Foley United Methodist Church, and all contributions will be used to meet Sally recovery needs.)
- Click here to donate to the Sally Recovery Fund. On the next page, be sure to select "Sally Recovery Fund" from the drop-down menu labeled "Fund". (You may also mail checks made payable to Foley United Methodist Church clearly marked for "Sally Recovery Fund" to 915 N. Pine St., Foley, AL 36535.)
Large needs. As we are gearing up for a long-term reovery effort, there are several large needs that people outside of Baldwin County may be able to meet:
- Truck(s)--We would like to have at least one truck that could be dedicated solely to Sally recovery work in the Baldwin County area. If you have a dependable truck that you would like to donate to Foley United Methodist Church, please email email@example.com. If you have access to a truck that could be loaned for 90 days, please email us.
- Trailer(s)--From work crews that come to serve and supplies that need to be transported to harder hit areas, trailers make the work easier and faster. If you have a trailer that you would donate to Foley UMC or one that you could loan for 90 days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Disaster recovery director salary--People who have been through hurricanes before say they wish they had hired a disaster recovery coordinator the day after the storm. We'd like to do that. If you or your organization would be willing to fund a six-month part-time disaster recovery coordinator, please email email@example.com.
Donate specific needed items. If your church or organization would like to collect materials and bring them to Baldwin County, we would love to help you bring things that are needed. We won’t accept all items (because they end up getting in the way of what is really needed). Click this link to fill out our interest form. We will be in touch to talk through current greatest needs and timeline on delivery. We will not accept furniture, clothes, or toys at this time.
Bring a team to serve in Baldwin County. If you would like to bring a team to serve, please click here and complete our information form. Someone from our team will be in touch to help coordinate you and your teams’ abilities, and find the best place for you to serve. Not all teams are needed at this time, and as needs change, we will be able to welcome a wider range of teams. (We are encouraging people to utilize crisiscleanup.org to report needs.)
Thank you for your desire to assist the people of Baldwin County. With the support and partnership from people like you all over the country, we will walk through these days. God is faithful, and his love endures forever (Psalm 136:1)!