About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view swrench's profile
    Posted May 13, 2011 by
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Tornado swarm devastates South

    swrench and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Southern storms
    More from swrench

    Bringing Hope and Love to Tuscaloosa


    The relief efforts in Alabama have just begun. Food, water, clothes  and basic supplies are making their way into Tuscaloosa and other  affected areas each day. And while they can still use more of all of  these things, sometimes the intangible needs are often overlooked,  mainly because it’s hard to package a hug and send it across the  country.


    Forsaken Generation is helping with relief efforts in Tuscaloosa,  Alabama and by far one of the biggest needs we are seeing, is just a  kind, encouraging word for those who are affected. Thousands have lost  their homes and belongings. Many have lost loved ones in an instant,  rocking them to their core. While food, shelter and clothing is  absolutely necessary, sometimes just knowing that someone is there for  them and thinking about them can help more than any basic necessity can.


    So we’re asking people all over the country to pour some love out on  the people of Alabama. And Forsaken Generation will help deliver that  Note of Love and that “virtual hug” if you will. We’ll be taking  everyone’s comments from  forsakengeneration.com/helpforalabama/notesoflove and will be printing  them out and hand delivering these notes of encouragement, love and hope  to affected families. We want them to know that there are people all  over thinking about them, praying for them and sending whatever help  they can, even if it’s just in the form of an encouraging word.


    Please help us spread the word. Tweet, blog, facebook – even send a  video. The more encouraging notes we can send the more hope we’re  infusing into these hardest hit areas.

    Thank you!

    Click here to send a Note of Love!

    Add your Story Add your Story