The images of the destruction in Alabama caused by the tornadoes in late April saddened many. As you might imagine, funeral directors in Alabama, who may be dealing with damage to their own businesses and homes, have been working tirelessly to serve those who experienced the death of a loved one.
AFDA reports that funeral homes throughout the country have offered and sent help to funeral homes impacted by the storm. Assistance in the form of staff, hearses, flower vans and more has been greatly appreciated. AFDA is also appreciative of the work of deployed SMORT personnel.
AFDA has also been working with vendors, including Batesville Casket Company, which supplied water, ice, generators and gas to funeral homes in need, and Matthews Casket Company, which pledged monies to be used at the discretion of the AFDA Board.
The need is great, and AFDA reports that the contributions already received will only go so far. AFDA is accepting monetary contributions to be used to support funeral homes that have been impacted by the tornadoes through the association's "Storm Relief Effort."
"We as funeral service professionals not only serve the families that call on us, but we also support our communities," said AFDA President Jimmy O'Bryant Jr., CFSP, in an email to NFDA. "Please consider a contribution to this effort and indicate on your check, 'Storm Relief Effort.'"
If you wish to provide assistance, please mail your contribution to:
Alabama Funeral Directors Association
7956 Vaughn Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36116
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