Tornado Relief - Ways to Help

Ways to Help

In the days following the recent tornado, we have received numerous calls and messages offering to help UA and the Tuscaloosa community. We are humbled by your generosity and appreciative of the thoughts and well wishes we have received from so many. The information on this page will connect you with some of the most effective ways to help during this challenging time. Thank you.

The University of Alabama has established the UA Acts of Kindness Fund to support an emergency-assistance program for UA employees and students. Anyone who is interested in contributing to the UA Acts of Kindness Fund may donate online using the link below (you may leave the donation code blank on the form). Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The UA Acts of Kindness Fund will be used to provide financial assistance to employees and students who qualify under the guidelines of this emergency-assistance program. Emergencies usually are related to loss and damage caused by fire, tornado or other natural disaster or a medical emergency that causes leave without pay. The program may be used to help employees and students pay grocery bills, rent or mortgage payments, electric, gas and medical bills.

Decisions regarding the distribution of funds will be made by a committee of UA employees who are appointed by the President. All employee and student cases will be presented anonymously to the UA Acts of Kindness Fund committee for consideration.

Those who would prefer to contribute by check may do so by mailing a check made out to The University of Alabama, with "Acts of Kindness Fund" in the memo line, to Advancement Services, The University of Alabama, Box 870101, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.


If you would like to help with Tuscaloosa's recovery and rebuilding efforts, you may donate or volunteer with the local West Alabama relief agencies listed below, or contact the City of Tuscaloosa for more information on how to help.