Organizations around the Southeast are rallying to donate batteries, water, and other much needed items to those affected by the recent outbreak of tornadoes. However, one of the most effective ways to help is through monetary gifts to organizations that specialize in disaster relief.

Two or the most established organizations are the Salvation Army and the Red Cross. Here is how you can help.

The Salvation Army

  • Visit and click on “Tornado Relief Efforts.”
  • Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate a donation for “April 2011 Tornado Outbreak.”
  • Text “GIVE” to 80888 to give a $10 donation.
  • Mail a check to: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, GA 30384-0339.

The American Red Cross

  • Visit and click on “Donate Now.”
  • call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).
  • Text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to give a $10 donation.
  • Donate Blood by visiting then click on “Search by Zip Code” to find out where to give blood in your area.

Our hearts go out to those who are affected by the tornadoes. One thing is for certain, it’s times like this that bring out the best in people.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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