Disaster Relief

Update for Tuscaloosa Building Disaster Assistance (DA) Teams - Tuscaloosa survey activities are complete.  THANKS to all - your participation has been awesome!!  For other affected areas…………Stay tuned to the website for future Alabama deployment areas.

Other Affected Areas - Teams are being formulated……….local DA Team coordinators are being recruited.  If you are interested to be a local coordinator please contact Butch Grimes at butch@grimes-architects.com

AIA Contacts – AIA Bham Executive Director Rhea Williams at aiabirm@aiabham.org, AIA Alabama Coordinator for Disaster Assistance Team Butch Grimes at butch@grimes-architects.com and AIA Tuscaloosa Coordinator Kim McMurray at mcmurray@slamcoll.com or 205.454.2210 cell. 

ATC 45 Training Workshop – Paperwork for attendance will be provided to national – certificates and badges will be mailed to each particpant.   Certificates and badges will take 6 to 8 weeks to process. Link to the Safety Assessment Program Web site and Workbook: http://www.oes.ca.gov and http://www.oes.ca.gov/WebPage/oeswebsite.nsf/ClientOESFileLibrary/Recovery%20-%20TAP%20-%20Safety%20Assessment%20Program/$file/SAP%20Evaluator%20Student%20Manual%202011.pdf

AIA Handbook for Disaster Assistance Programs

AIA Damage Assessment Report

Alabama Good Samaritan Bill

Small Business Administration Assistance for those Affected by Disaster

Checklist for Tornado/Hurricane Damaged Structure Inspectionhttp://www.aia.org/about/initiatives/AIAS075274 

AL.com has been updating a geographically diverse list of opportunities to volunteer or donate (money or items). http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/04/alabama_tornadoes_how_you_can.html

The American Red Cross Mid Alabama Region has an Alabama Tornado Relief fund for donations.                                                              http://www.alredcross.org/general.asp?SN=8722&OP=8724&SUOP=15620&IDCapitulo=DRGYJ0Q5XZ

High demand items: New underwear (for all ages, including bras), socks, dry foods, canned food, baby food, diapers, pet food and supplies, cleaning supplies, paper goods (plates, toilet paper, napkins), eating utensils, water, hygiene products (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine products, saline solutions, etc.), gloves, trash bags, tarps, laundry detergent, engine oil (for chain saws), can openers, towels, wash cloths, baby formula, bandaids, peroxide, clothing (in some areas), batteries, flash lights, sunscreen, rain ponchos, shovels, monetary donations.

Hands On Birmingham – must register on website first                                                                                               http://www.handsonbirmingham.org/specialevents/viewSpecialEvent.php?_setFlag=specialevent&_clearFlag=course