Disaster Preparedness, Recovery & Resiliency Resources

  • – portal for state, local, and tribal governments and certain nonprofits to request FEMA Public Assistance Grant funding to address the repair and restoration of public facilities, infrastructure, or services.
  • Business Council of Alabama – Provides a listing of resources for persons or businesses needing help, and organizations or businesses offering assistance to victims of the tornadoes in Alabama.
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham – Reaches out to survivors of the April 27, 2011, tornadoes through its role of convener and grant maker, to meet long-term needs.
  • Gulf Coast Energy Network – Works collaboratively with regional partners to expand the renewable energy market and develop an innovative workforce to meet our growing demand for energy.
  • Gulf Coast Renewable Resources – is a full service contracting company who specializes in implementing standards of energy efficiency and ultimately the installation of renewable energy systems.
  • Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant – The Sea Grant Program was founded on the Land Grant concept, consisting of university-based institutions utilizing research, outreach and education to foster understanding, wise use and stewardship of coastal and marine resources.
  • Gulf Restoration Network – is committed to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the natural resources of the Gulf Region.
  • Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce – The Chamber seeks to aid many of the businesses that were destroyed during the May 22,2011 tornado, but also to attract new ones to the area.
  • Joplin Tornado Info – Provides a list of resources, information & giving opportunities to help the victims of the Joplin Missouri Tornado and their families.
  • Joplin Tornado Relief Services – This page is for the Americorps Volunteer Reception Center.
  • Louisiana Bucket Brigade – The mission of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade is to support communities’ use of grassroots action to create informed, sustainable neighborhoods free from industrial pollution
  • Project JOMO – Manufactures and installs tornado storm shelters made from recycled plastic and storm debris.
  • Rebuild Tuscaloosa – Raises money & awareness for tornado victims.  Funds go to organizations providing clean up, food, shelter, and emergency services.
  • Recovery Alabama – Information about recovery efforts following the April 27 tornadoes.
  • – Donate or volunteer to help the recovery effort
  • Storm Education – Page for Storm Spotters/Chasers we interviewed at the one year anniversary of the Joplin Tornado
  • Union of Concerned Scientists – UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.

Stories of Survival, Resiliency and Recovery

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