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Many of us use coupons, whether we`re experts or beginners. Let`s take this time to pass along any extra resources we have to those in need. Whether you found a good deal on items you won`t use or need to items you possible have in a stock pile. We may not be able to help financially, but we do have the means to help in one way or another.

Disasters like this are very close to home for me because I remember how much we appreciated all the help after being victims of Hurricane Katrina. I also have my best friend who lives in Clinton, MS who luckily wasn`t effected and another friend who lives in Alabama who again was lucky to miss any devastation.  So I`m encouraging anyone who can to help out these families in this time of need if you`re able.

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Commonly Requested Items for Donation:

Bottled Water

Non-perishable / Shelf Stable Food (canned food, granola bars, peanut butter, etc.)

Toiletry Items (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, etc.)



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Where to Donate – Nationwide

Salvation Army

You can donate unopened packages of water, food, toiletry items, etc. at your local Salvation Army drop off. Find Locations HERE.

LDS Humanitarian Services

LDS Humanitarian Services distribute needed items to natural disaster victims, from those affected by the tornadoes in the south to the floods in the Midwest, and even international events such as the earthquake in Japan.

In Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington you can drop off donations at a local Deseret Industries store: Find Locations HERE. Please call ahead to make sure they will accept packaged grocery goods, if not they will direct you where you can.

No matter where you live, you can contact a local church meetinghouse to participate in current donation needs such as hygiene kits for tornado and flood victims. Find Locations HERE.

Ask Your Church

Churches are wonderful resources to those in need, including being aware of the charitable events in the community. Ask your local church (any church, even if you aren’t religious) if they are collecting donations for natural disaster victims since churches tend to be the forefront of charitable causes. If you aren’t comfortable donating directly to a church, feel free to simply ask if they know of local food banks that would accept your donation.

Check Your Newspaper

Newspapers across the country are announcing local events for collecting donations for tornado victims. Don’t throw out that Sunday paper that came with your coupons, take a look for donations opportunities in your area.

Where to Donate – In the South

Newspaper and volunteer websites are spreading the word about where to donate in the south.

Alabama Donation Drop-Off Locations

(Please see links for more information)

Tuscaloosa News

Blog – Alabama

Work Volunteer Abroad

Mississippi Donation Drop-Off Locations

C Dispatch

North Carolina Donation Drop-Off Locations

ABC News 11

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle


If you have information on local natural disaster relief donation drives please feel free to share it in a comment!

Thanks a Full Cup for sharing this information!

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