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How to Help the South's Tornado Victims

Thousands are reeling today after having their homes torn apart by brutal storms. Here's how to help no matter where you are.


Updated, Friday April 29, 1:23 pm EST: Like most every compassionate world citizen today, our thoughts are with those in the southern United States, which has been ravaged by devastating tornadoes. Here's a roundup of how you can help the thousands of families in need. We'll be updating this throughout the day, so check back for more donation opportunities as they come.

United Way of West Alabama: 2720 Sixth St. No. 100, between Lurleen Wallace Boulevard and Capitol Park, 205-345-6640. The United Way could use donations of nonperishable food items, clothes, tarps, and feminine hygiene products. You can also make cash donations, all of which will stay local, by credit card at www.uwwa.org.

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Slideshow: Buy These Things and Support Relief Efforts in Japan

We know you don't need any material goods as incentive to give, but here are some good people offering proceeds from sales to relief efforts in Japan.

We know you don't need any material goods as incentive to give, but here are some good people and companies offering proceeds from sales to relief efforts in Japan.

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Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan: How to Help [Updated]

Here's what you can do, right now, to help with disaster response and relief efforts in Japan.

Updated, Wednesday March 16, 2011, 7:20am ET: Like most compassionate citizens around the world, we all woke up this morning, saw the news of the disaster in Japan, were devastated, and then wondered: how can we help?

Here's a roundup of ways that you can help those in need—with money or other donations, with time and energy, with volunteer hours, coding skills, or anything else that one could contribute.

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