Tornado Relief Information


Tune to NewsTalk WANI throughout the day for live updates on the Lee County tornado aftermath.

Then, today from 4-6 p.m., there will be a special live show on both NewsTalk WANI and ESPN 106.7 with the latest news on the tragedy and how we can help our neighbors.


Here is a list of drop-off spots for donations and information:

Smith Station Volunteer Fire Department Station #1 50 Lee Rd #430, Smiths Station, AL 36877 is being designated as the area for citizens affected by the storms today to seek assistance with sheltering or other unmet needs

EAMC is in urgent need of blood. You can donate blood at LifeSouth behind the hospital.

505 E Thomason Circle Opelika, AL 36801
or call to make an appointment at 334-705-0884.

Providence Baptist Church at 2807 Lee County Rd 166, Opelika is set up to feed First Responders. Providence Church is also set up with cots for displaced families, and is feeding not just responders but all victims and volunteers. Also accepting drop-offs and moving them to the point of need.

First Baptist Church Opelika has rented out Laquinta Inn for displaced families. For further information on this please call (334) 745-5715.

Auburn Dream Center at 1103 N Donahue Dr, Auburn, AL 36832 is a drop off spot for donations. Items needed: deodorant, toiletries, diapers, feminine products, wipes, individually wrapped snacks

Auburn Community Church will have an enclosed trailer parked at East Alabama Pediatric Dentistry to accept donations

The Opelika Animal Hospital on 1615 2nd Ave, Opelika will board displaced pets for free.

Sanford Middle School accepting donations. They are also taking volunteers. Donations come to the cafeteria and volunteers to the gym.

Needed items: deodorant, toiletries, toothpaste, feminine products, diapers, wipes, individually wrapped snacks.

Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church is opening for supply drop off.

Gorree’s furiture is accepting donation, if anyone is wanting to donate furniture they will come and pick it up. Contact store 334-742-0607

BNB & Associates 108 Columbus Pkwy, Opelika, AL 36801

Other business locations serving as drop off spots for “Needed Items”


Opelika Businesses Acting as Drop Off Locations

Butcher Paper BBQ
Red Clay Brewery
Gateway Tire and Auto
Momma Mochas Roastery
O Town Ice Cream
John Emerald Distillery
Against All Odds Tattoo (Auburn)
Farmers Insurance (N. Railroad Ave)
Eighth and Rail
Irish Bred Pub
River Bank and Trust
First Presbyterian Church (Auburn)
10,000 Hz Records
Crawford’s Automotive (Exit 62)

Auburn Businesses Acting as a Drop Off Location

The Bean Coffee Shop in Auburn

2 Chic Salon and Boutique (Auburn)

First Presbyterian Church (Auburn)

East Alabama Pediatric Dentistry



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