On April 27, 2011, tragedy struck close to home for many as tornadoes ravaged its way across the south. Of that devastation, none appeared to be harder hit than Central and North Alabama especially around the areas of Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Cullman, and other smaller surrounding areas. This natural disaster prompted President Barack Obama to tour the damage less than 48 hours later where he would state that, "I've never seen devastation like this." Since that time, the outpouring of help from within the state and all over the country has been overwhelming.Below, there is a brief announcement attached detailing some of Coleman Allied's support followed by photos of donated goods that filled the University of Alabama Trailer. This is one example of the assistance provided by this moving company, as our Virginia-area locations are also helping assist with the relief efforts for victims in Gloucaster, Va.
The City of Dothan and Houston County set up a centralized drop off point for the collection of items requested by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency for tornado relief efforts in North Alabama.
At a press conference Monday, Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz, Houston County Commission Chairman Mark Culver, Dothan Fire Department Public Information Officer Chris Etheridge and other city and county officials announced that the Westgate Fire Station at 401 Westgate Parkway would be the main drop off point for items requested by the state EMA to help those affected by the deadly tornadoes that recently rampaged through North Alabama.
Coleman Worldwide Moving donated their 53 ft. custom wrapped Alabama football trailer to collect and haul these needed items to Tuscaloosa. The truck is now loaded and on it's way to Tuscaloosa.
Our thanks go out to everyone who has helped and plans to help with the relief efforts.