On April 27, 2011, our community was hit by an EF5 tornado that brought about severe devastation and major changes to the lives of several members of the University family. These members lost everything, including family members, in some instances. In response, Alabama A&M University established a “Hope for Tomorrow” Relief Fund through its AAMU Foundation to collect tax-deductible donations to assist faculty, staff and students stricken by this natural disaster.

However, in order to best help these members with their immediate needs, we are asking for financial contributions. Since we plan to disburse funds collected as soon as possible, it is imperative that you get your donations in right away. Our goal is to complete this effort by Tuesday, May 31, 2011. During this fundraising effort, the “Hope for Tomorrow” Relief Fund committee, established by the President, will receive information from affected individuals.

Contributions may be made online using this link. Donations made directly to the AAMU Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. While this University project does not prohibit you from making donations directly to individuals, making your donation through the AAMU Foundation will permit you to claim a tax-deductible gift. Those who would prefer to contribute by check may do so by mailing a check payable to: AAMU Foundation, with “Hope for Tomorrow Relief Fund” in the memo line. Mail to: AAMU Foundation, P.O. Box 353, Normal, AL 35762.

All employee and student cases will be presented to the AAMU Hope for Tomorrow Relief Fund committee for consideration. Decisions regarding the distribution of funds will be made by a committee of AAMU employees and student representatives appointed by the President. To submit requests for assistance, please send an e-mail to relief@aamu.edu.

For more information, please contact Ane Debro at 256.372.8889

Our students are also joining the effort with a Road to Recovery Donation Drive. Please see the information below.

An Alabama A&M University Hope for Tomorrow Initiative

We are collecting supplies to help the tornado victims that were recently impacted in North Alabama. The University family along with the surrounding community is encouraged to donate non-perishable foods, toiletries, baby items, feminine products, cleaning supplies, new socks and undergarments. Supplies can be donated at the Student Health and Wellness Center, on the campus of Alabama A&M University, from 6am to 8pm Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, or 1pm to 7pm on Sunday. For more information, please call 256.372.7000.

If you would like to help with Madison County’s recovery and rebuilding efforts, you may donate or volunteer with the local relief agencies listed below for more information on how to help.



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