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United Way establishes relief fund for Cullman area residents affected by Monday's storms

Update 3-21-18 at 11:10 a.m. We have just spoken to the United Way of Cullman County. As we reported, they do have a fund. They are working this morning to coordinate with other agencies to see how to best help everyone, including those who need help with broken windshields. Anyone who calls in to request assistance will be logged on a list. If you need assistance, please make sure you call them and get your name on the list. (256) 739-2948

CULLMAN - In the wake of Monday’s hail storm that caused tremendous damage to parts of the area, hundreds of area families are trying to pick up the pieces. Not all have the resources to do so easily. That’s where United Way of Cullman County (UWCC) hopes to help.

On Tuesday UWCC Assistant Director Becky Goff said, “The UWCC has established a relief fund to help with the recovery needs and address the problems of the devastating and widespread hail damage in the area caused by the March 19, 2018 storms.  All contributions donated to United Way’s Hail-Storm Relief Fund will be used to help with both immediate, basic needs and long-term recovery services."

“‘We are giving 100 percent of the donations made to the Relief Fund to help with recovery efforts," said UWCC Executive Director Sammie Danford. "Year-round, United Way invests in first responders, so they can respond quickly in times of disaster, as they are doing now.”

For help

If you or someone you know needs assistance, call 2-1-1, the United Way-funded community resource line for emergency assistance, available 24 hours a day, or contact the American Red Cross at 205-795-8701.

To give

You can give online to the United Way Relief Fund at www.uwaycc.org or contact UWCC at 256-739-2948.

Mail checks to United Way of Cullman County/ Relief Fund, P.O. Box 116 Cullman, AL 35056.

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