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Valley Volunteer Opportunities

Valley Volunteers!

Thank you very much for making the WAFF 48 Road to Recovery Valley Volunteer-A-Thon a huge success. We collected over 100,000 volunteer hours. Now's the time to roll up your sleeves and help the recovery effort.

When do I volunteer?

Your pledged volunteer hours can be completed anytime during 2011. The Road to Recovery isn't a sprint but a marathon. There will be plenty of volunteer opportunities for months to come.

Where do I volunteer?

VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. This non-profit organization offers a variety of online services to support our volunteers. Visit volunteermatch.org for opportunities in your area.

Also, discover volunteer opportunities with your local American Red Cross, Baptist Association, or United Way.

Please help your neighbors in need...

COLBERT/LAUDERDALE/FRANKLIN COUNTY 

Kitchen volunteers are needed to cook, serve meals, and wash dishes Mondays-Saturdays at the FBC Phil Campbell Fellowship Building (Corner of Defoor and Railroad Streets, Phil Campbell, AL 35581). Valley volunteers will need to bring aprons and rubber gloves to help from 7am-2pm. Call the Colbert Lauderdale Baptist Association (256-383-7021) to schedule your volunteer assignment with Billie or Tammy.

LIMESTONE COUNTY

Saturdays: Volunteers are needed to help clear debris and brush in the Harvest/East Limestone areas. Call/email for the job site that week. Feel free to come anytime between 7am-1pm. Bring your own snacks. Lunch will be available at a local church for interested volunteers. Contact Team Leader Ray Oltheten at 256-975-5564 or email hiker@knology.net.

United Way of Limestone County needs your help! Volunteers may sort and distribute donations at the Disaster Warehouse Thursdays/Fridays 8:30am-5:00pm and Saturdays 8:30am-12pm. Another great volunteer opportunity helps local farmers clear debris from their fields. Contact: Kelley Smith at 256-233-2323 ext: 15 or kelley.smith@unitedwayalc.com for a volunteer assignment.

Please email your upcoming recovery volunteer efforts to volunteerathon@waff.com.

How do I clear debris?

Help separate the debris into piles for roadway removal later.

*Yard debris (tree limbs, brush, etc.)

*Construction debris (siding, bricks, etc.)

*Electronic debris

*Hazardous, toxic materials (paint, oil, etc.) 

*Do not pile debris on top of downed power lines.

What should Valley Volunteers wear?

Comfort is key! Please wear...

*sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays

*pants to protect your legs

*shoes that cover the entire foot (NO FLIP-FLOPS, NO SANDALS)

*work gloves to protect your hands

Where do I receive my FREE Valley Volunteer T-shirt?

If you registered during the WAFF 48 Road to Recovery Valley Volunteer-A-Thon, your name is in our database. You may stop by one of the following locations to receive your FREE WAFF 48 Road to Recovery Valley Volunteer T-shirt....

*WAFF 48 Studios (1414 N. Memorial Parkway, Huntsville, AL 35801) Monday through Friday 8am-5pm

*Colbert Lauderdale Baptist Association (3901 Hatch Boulevard, Sheffield, AL 35660) Monday through Friday 8am-4pm

*Christmas Charities Year Round (2840 Jordan Lane, Huntsville, AL 35816) Monday through Friday 7:30am-4:30pm

*Dekalb County American Red Cross (111 Grand Avenue, Ft. Payne, AL 35968) located inside the Community Civic Center (white building) 

*Jackson County EMA office (102 E. Laurel Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768) located inside the courthouse basement Room #10

*Limestone County American Red Cross (1300 Armory Street, Athens, AL 35611) Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

*Morgan-Lawrence County American Red Cross (431 Holly Street, Decatur, AL 35602) Monday through Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm, Friday 8:30am-1pm

*United Way of Guntersville (705 Blount Avenue, Guntersville, AL 35976)

Share Your Road to Recovery Story

The outpouring of help for the Road to Recovery effort has been amazing! Share your Road to Recovery experiences. Email us at volunteerathon@waff.com.

Thank You Very Much!

Needs will change as the recovery effort continues. Please check WAFF.COM for the latest Valley Volunteer updates. The entire WAFF 48 family applauds every effort for the Road to Recovery. Thank you!

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