Rushing to Help Tornado Victims in Alabama

March 20, 2021 • United States

Samaritan's Purse volunteers are hard at work assisting homeowners in tornado-torn areas of Tuscaloosa and Dallas County, Alabama.

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A violent storm system swept through the Southeast this week, spawning devastating tornadoes that ripped through neighborhoods, causing massive damage in five states.

Storms that spawned tornadoes across the southeast devastated neighborhoods.

Storms that spawned tornadoes across the southeast devastated neighborhoods.

Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham asked for prayer in the wake of the disaster as teams deployed to the area to assess needs and establish a response.

“Please join me in praying for these storm victims who have lost so much and for our teams as we rush help to suffering communities,” Franklin said. “As we work in Jesus’ Name we will be sharing the hope of the Gospel and letting them know that God has not forgotten them.”

Volunteers are now hard at work helping hurting homeowners make emergency repairs and remove debris as they begin to pick up the pieces of their lives

Our Disaster Relief Units–tractor trailers filled with relief supplies and equipment–and other equipment are in place in Tuscaloosa and in Dallas County. Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains have also responded to provide encouragement and spiritual support to storm victims.


Volunteers are working from bases of operation at local churches in our two response locations:

Valley View Baptist Church
8820 Highway 69 South, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Northside Baptist Church Selma
2950 Citizens Parkway, Selma, Alabama 36701

Please continue to pray for the many hurting homeowners in these communities and for our staff and volunteers as they continue to serve storm victims in Jesus’ Name.

Note: Story originally published March 18; updated on March 20.

U.S. Disaster Relief Samaritan's Purse mobilizes and equips thousands of disaster relief volunteers to provide emergency aid to U.S. victims of wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. In the aftermath of major storms, we often stay behind to rebuild houses for people with nowhere else to turn for help.

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