tornado

SPRAG collecting items for tornado relief
News Staff Report Single Parents Raising a Gift (SPRAG), a Monroeville-based non-profit, is currently conducting “Helping Hands for Lee County,” a project through which the organization is collecting toiletry items for victims of the March 3 tornadoes that ripped across eastern Alabama. Needed items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, soap, washcloths, lotion and deodorant. Also needed are baby wipes, diapers, mouthwash, toilet tissue, paper towels and feminine hygiene products. The…
PCI paying for funerals
News Staff Report Poarch Band of Creek Indians will donate a total of $184,000 to cover the cost of funerals for the 23 people, many of them children, who lost their lives last week when a series of more than three dozen tornadoes, including two that struck less than an hour apart, ripped a path across eastern Alabama and into western Georgia. “The Tribe is making a $184,000 donation to…