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  There were massive tornadoes throughout the Southeast on Wednesday. I was in Tuscaloosa during the storms, and the city is suffering badly. People are without homes or cars and businesses are destroyed. I am fine, my apartment is fine, although the surrounding neighborhoods in my area are unrecognizable. People in the library school have been compiling ways to help:

http://legislativebarbie.blogspot.com/2011/04/tuscaloosa-tornado-relief-efforts.html

http://bama-slis.libguides.com/helpBama

There are others around, including this one to help find people who are missing:
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20110428/MULTIMEDIA/110429675

A simple way to help is to text FOOD to 27722 to donate $10 to the West Alabama Foodbank, which is helping to feed people without food from the tornadoes.

Feel free to PM or email me at ren_shuten at yahoo dot com if you have any other information or if you need something. I'll help however I can.

ETA: There is also an Acts of Kindness fund that's been set up: 
https://www.ua.edu/advancement/giving/donate/?division=2&account=349

And, although I'm sure some of this is repeat information, more ways to help:
http://alabamapossible.org/2011/04/tornado-relief-how-you-can-help/

People who want to volunteer can go to St. Matthias church at 2310 Skyland Blvd to get on a roster. I know people tend to be leery of churches, but volunteering without a group is hard and it's a way in. What's really needed is water and clothing, but any little bit will help.

ETA 2: More ways to help: 
http://mashable.com/2011/04/30/seven-ways-to-help-tornado-victims/
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