By Greg Susko
On January 23rd, 2012, Alabama was hit by two deadly tornadoes, leaving at least two people dead and more than 100 injured. The Red Cross has estimated that over 400 homes were either destroyed or deemed unlivable because of severe damage. These tornadoes come just nine months after a series of violent storms resulted in over 200 deaths and thousands of destroyed homes in the area. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency in all 67 Alabama counties in order to make state resources available to the individual counties in need.
UniversalGiving has partnered with Team Rubicon to assist the relief effort. Team Rubicon helped previously with the 2011 tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri which caused immense damage. Founded by U.S. veterans, Team Rubicon utilizes the skills that veterans learned during their time in the military to provide aid in disaster situations. Team Rubicon has deployed a team of veterans to assist with the cleanup and repairs needed as a result of these deadly tornadoes.
Help those affected by these devastating tornadoes by supporting Team Rubicon and donating to Veterans Respond to Alabama Tornadoes today!
More information about Veterans Respond to Alabama Tornadoes:
Following the devastating tornado that ripped through northern Alabama Monday, Team Rubicon has mobilized its Region VI Veteran Emergency Response Team. Volunteers are inbound and will assist primarily in debris clean up and minor home repairs; with low level search and rescue as needed. The team will link up with and work alongside DRADT.
Source: Reuters, Team Rubicon