2020 has been a tough one.
The Coronavirus has ripped families and communities apart the world over. Healthcare workers are stretched thin. Businesses are taxed and many teetering on the verge of disappearing all together. Families have lost their loved ones, their jobs and been trapped between feeling safe in their small communities and fearing the worst as the disease spreads.
Three hurricanes brushed the Gulf Coast this season with Category 2 Hurricane Sally causing more damage than Baldwin County has seen in nearly 20 years.
Across Baldwin County communities the ripple effect of these coinciding disasters has left families without jobs, food, access to healthcare and even their homes.
It has been, in a word, a lot.
But in Baldwin County, we may be down, but we’re not out. In the wake of 105 mph winds stripping our lands, we saw neighbors helping neighbors in the streets. New Facebook pages have appeared that allow families to donate items directly to each other as they continue to battle the uncertainty of 2020. Non-profits continue to carry on the best they can.
As the year comes to a close, families, businesses and non-profits alike are tallying the damage. There is a way for all of us to help.
Nearly every non-profit organization in the county has cancelled their major fundraisers, meaning the money desperately needed to keep those organizations operating another year never came.
Many are doing the best to stretch their resources another year. Others are facing tough decisions. Some may disappear altogether.
We have asked these organizations to tell us what they lost, what they need and how we all can help.
Peruse the list below. If an organization touches your heart, or there is a need you can fulfill, please reach out, and help. Any amount helps, even small $5 donations grow quickly to fill a gap.
This holiday season as we all stay six feet apart and perhaps miss sharing the holiday with our nearest and dearest know that there is a way you can help make sure that 2021 is better and brighter for us all.
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Lost: The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo endured a two-month closure. Could not offer school field trips, Zoo Camp, encounters or amusements.
Needs: Donations. $350,000 by year-end would help get the Zoo back on track. Donations of food such as produce, protein and grains can be coordinated with the Animal Care staff. Enrichment items (list can be found on the website), towels, blankets, organic cleaning supplies. The Zoo also has a plant list to replace plants and trees lost during Hurricane Sally. Pine straw is also needed before cold weather.
Another way to help support the Zoo is to purchase a membership.
Alabama Sheriff’s Boys Ranch
Lost: The ranch canceled the fall yard sale and may not be able to hold the upcoming annual Pig Roast in March 2021. Hurricane Sally destroyed part of the property including an equipment shed and the roof on the chapel.
Needs: Monetary donations are always needed but biggest needs are in everyday items: shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, soap, hygiene products, cleaning products, etc.
ARC of Baldwin County
Lost: The ARC’s biggest fundraiser, the Baldwin County Strawberry Festival, was canceled meaning the proceeds, roughly $30,000 annual split with Loxley Elementary, were lost. Canceled Doc Cooper’s Hot Trot for ARC sponsored by the Robertsdale Rotary Foundation and LuLu’s, with a loss of approximately $9,000; canceled the 34th Annual ARC Golf Tournament sponsored by the Baldwin Chiropractic Association, lost approximately $10,000; lost approximately $15,000 in grant applications. The ARC had to spend additional money on cleaning supplies and PPE, signage and other expenses, nearly $63,000 total. Several staff members were unable to come to work because of children testing positive or being exposed to virus. In all 25 individuals, including 20 clients tested positive or were exposed to the virus. Outside funding for day programs and billing for services, which generally average $155,000 per month, was dropped to $46,000 in September.
Needs: Ongoing needs for PPE, masks, gowns, gloves, etc. Also day -to-day items, batteries, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, disinfectant and toiletries.
How to contact: www.arcbaldwincounty.org; 251-964-4451; Director Kathy Fleet, 251-978-9125. –
Baldwin County Cattle and Fair Association
Lost: Approximately $500,000 in lost revenue. Baldwin County Coliseum closed in March and April in anticipation of using the facility for COVID response. Very little rental of facility since March. Baldwin County Fair planned for September postponed indefinitely. Several employees laid off due to lack of funds. Coliseum closed in September and October for use as a shelter following Hurricane Sally and Zeta.
Needs: Association pays an annual fee to the Baldwin County Commission and real estate fees. So far been able to operate from savings.
How to contact: www.baldwincofair.com; 251-947-3247, Fair Manager Sonny Hankins.
Baldwin County Cattlemen’s Association/Baldwin County Cattlewomen’s Association
Lost: Cattlemen held first Baldwin County Cattlemen’s Festival in February. A second Festival planned for February, 2021 was canceled. Cattlewomen have not been able to meet since February. All state organization meetings since February have been canceled. Annual Junior/Senior Beef Cookoff, normally held in October, was canceled this year.
Needs: Cattlewomen: Need $2,000 to $3,000 minimum annually to run organization. Membership down to 23. Need new members to take over and new officers to take over or considering disbanding organization. Anyone with interest is welcome to attend the Cattlewomen’s Association Annual meeting beginning at 11 a.m. Dec. 17 at David’s Catfish House in Spanish Fort.
Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center
Lost: Canceled Under the Stars fundraiser at Oak Hollow Farms. TransParenting classes required for divorcing parents had to be suspended from March through August. Unable to perform face-to-face meetings with social workers. Added expense of installing cybersecurity software to ensure safety of Zoom meetings. Had to cancel counseling sessions at schools because of closings due to COVID-19, which resulted in loss of funding. Budget increased from $532,800 in 2019 to $551,800 in 2020. At same time experienced 10 percent loss in revenue.
Needs: Accepting monetary donations to counteract loss of revenue.
How to contact: www.baldwincountycac.org; Executive Director Nikki Whitaker, 251-989-2555; 251-937-2055.
Baldwin County Education Coalition
Lost: Partners with Baldwin County’s seven Education Foundations. Collectively, estimated losses among the county’s Education Foundations is approximately $100,000. Suspended all solicitation of sponsorships and investors in March. Canceled all summer programs for students, not allowed to enter schools to present teacher/student grant awards. Baldwin County Education Coalition canceled the Gulf Regional Innovative Teaching Conference held each summer. Had to refund sponsorships received for the conference that were obtained in February, close to $13,000 and an additional $5,000 committed that were unable to collect. Spanish Fort Education Enrichment Foundation (SFEEF) unable to hold two fundraisers and three other events. The part-time executive director did not collect a salary. They were successful in applying for and obtaining PPP funds. Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation (FEEF) canceled all summer camps and reschedule their golf tournament that is typically held in May to July. Supporting Educational Enrichment in Daphne Schools (SEEDS) held its annual race fundraiser in February, just before the stay-at-home order, and golf tournament scheduled for Nov. 13. They applied for and obtained funding through the state (Governor’s funds that were made available to nonprofits).
Needs: Continued donations. The coalition was successful in obtaining $15,000 in PPP funds. Rescheduled the Teacher of the Year Banquet that was originally scheduled for March of this year and was held Nov. 10. Received a significant contribution from Pen Air Federal Credit Union, close to $13,000 and another from Baldwin County Association of Realtors, $2,500.
How to contact: www.betterbaldwin.com; 251-989-2262; Executive Director Terry Burkle, 251-942-6695.
Baldwin County Heritage Museum
Lost: Roof damaged, outlying buildings damaged in Hurricane Sally
Needs: $100,000 in donations to help fix all damage
How to contact: Tammy Kinney, executive director, at 251-986-8375 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Baldwin County Humane Society
Lost: Every 2020 fundraising event has been cancelled.
Needs: Basic items for the animals such as food, toys, litter and cleaning supplies. Volunteers are raising money for a new van to transport animals .
How to contact: Donate on the website at www.BaldwinHumane.org/donate
Baldwin County Youth Orchestra
What: Musical education and performance organization
Lost: The group’s rehearsal building was damaged in Hurricane Sally and deemed unusable. Many orchestra members have not returned due to COVID-19 fears, drastically lowering annual income for the group to operate.
Needs: Donations. The orchestra is raising $50,000 for a new building and has raised $1,360 so far.
Contact: Call Director Leroy Hughes at 251-979-6834 or visit www.bcyorchestra.com
Catholic Social Services
Lost: Canceled annual Crawfish Boil fundraiser, generates $10,000; closed Thrift Store from March to August, estimated $50,000 in lost revenue. Closed office for in-person visits. Had to close for 10 days after a staff member tested positive.
Needs: Thrift Store and Food Pantry open for donations. Also accepting monetary donations for purchase of food.
How to contact: www.cssbaldwin.org; Director Phyllis Beam, 251-947-2293.
Central Baldwin Education Foundation
Lost: Approximately 39 percent of revenue not able to be collected in 2020. Pull! For Education clay shoot fundraiser canceled, losing about $11,000 in revenue; Honeybee Festival/5K and membership drive postponed to early 2021, which raises about $13,000 annually.
Needs: Funds for teacher grants and student scholarships. CBEF also provides equipment and funds for schools where needed.
How to contact: www.cbef.org. President Jenny Buck, 251-609-6403.
Christian Service Center, Gulf Shores
Loss: Increased requests for assistance from families effected by job loss due to COVID-19 and Hurricane Sally.
Needs: Monetary and food donations.
How to contact: (251) 968-5256, or visit www.cscgs.com
Cindy Haber Center Inc.
Lost: Services children with developmental delays to receive speech, physical and occupational therapies and works with high school students through Project Search to provide job experience. COVID-19 has affected the way CHC provides face to face contacts for the people it serves. The population CHC serves is considered to be in the “high risk” category. Many people have temporarily stopped receiving some or all services due to the risk of exposure. Also, some have not been able to receive services due to the lack of technology and internet access. New opportunities and improvements in service delivery have been modified, interrupted and/or delayed. Project Search was terminated in March, 2020 causing students to loose their jobs.
Needs: Donations, staff willing to work in other people’s homes
Contact: www.cindyhabercenter.com; 251-947-5608; Executive Director Dawn Lindsey, 251-752-1207.
Community Action Agency, Daphne
What: Helps residents with utilities payments, supplies and other needs. “When we were open, it was unlimited. We had lines out the door,” said Jennifer King, of the agency. “Now, we can take 15 appointments a day and five or six walk-ins so our numbers have dropped significantly.”
Needs: Continued donations to provide help to residents.
Contact: 251-626-2646 or visit www.caaosa.org
Dawn House, Bay Minette
Lost: Had to cancel day program. Most outside activities for residents, shopping, going out to eat, along with other activities have been cut back. Have had to pay additional overtime for existing employees since staff has been cut. Funding has also been cut for day programs.
Needs: Staffing is the biggest need for the organization. Have plenty of PPE and other supplies needed. Also looking for ideas for outdoor activities for residents that can be done within social distancing protocols.
Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope
What: Provides community with the arts through education, exhibitions and outreach activities.
Lost: Canceled March Outdoor Art Show, White Linen Night fundraiser, and spring classes totaling more than $150,000 or 30 percent of its annual operating budget. Hurricane Sally caused $13,000 in damage to the property.
Needs: Visitors can visit in person or see new art galleries online. Reduced capacity classes are being offered. Donations.
Contact: 251-928-2228 or visit www.esartcetner.org
Fairhope-Point Clear Rotary Youth Club
Lost: Has provided after-school care and summer enrichment programs for more than 20 years.
The programs shuttered in the spring and summer and opened at half capacity in the fall. Many retired volunteers could not return. Their largest fundraiser, the Annual Rotary Steak Dinner was canceled.
Needs: Volunteers, monetary donations and donations to food pantry to send food home with students over the weekends when they are not receiving food from school cafeterias.
Contact: 251-928-9148 or visit rotaryyouthclub.org.
Family Promise of Baldwin County
Lost: Organization relies on churches to provide living space for homeless families. When all the churches shut down, had to move families into the main facility in Summerdale. Churches also provided home-cooked meals for families, which was lost when churches shut down. Also saw an increase in demand for services with people being out of work. Before Hurricane Sally, demand for services increased 20 percent. After Sally, identified 58 families that were left homeless, able to work with churches to house 28 of those families. Main fundraiser A Chocolate Affair planned for December, had to be moved to virtual fundraiser. Normally, event raises about $50,000. Right now have about $17,000 in sponsorships.
Needs: Still hoping to sell tickets from fundraiser in order to help pay off $70,000 SBA loan taken out to help with funding. Greatest need remains, how to help families left homeless by this continuing crisis. Also looking to expand to help couples and singles left homeless. Just hoping to be able to raise enough funds with virtual fundraiser to meet needs of homeless population in Baldwin County.
Foley Main Street
Lost: Momentum, lost fundraising efforts. Unable to move forward with downtown improvements, projects, and events.
Needs: Volunteers for future events, investors to help support Main Street efforts, Friends of Downtown Foley.
How to contact: https://foley-main-street-inc.square.site/
Foley Model Train Exhibit
Lost: Attendance/donors due to closure.
Needs: Volunteers who are experienced with model trains.
Contact: LaDonna Hinesley at 251-943-1200
Foley Optimist Club
Lost: Donations after postponing major annual fundraiser; unsure if event will be held next year. Several members were unable to attend meetings.
Needs: Fundraiser sponsors, members to help with future fundraising events.
How to contact: https://foleyoptimistclub.com/
Foley Woman’s Club
Lost: All revenue from Annual Mad Hatters Event due to cancellation, lost roughly $15 - $20,000 in revenue. Club unable to donate to multiple local charities. Lost revenue due to meeting cancellations and inability to hold monthly 50/50 drawings. Membership down. Lost publicity showcasing Club’s purpose due to cancelled events and meetings.
Needs: Memberships. Help spreading the word on the Club’s mission and the 2021 Mad Hatters Event, aiming to be held next March.
How to contact: email@example.com or stop by Checkouts in Foley.
Friends of the Foley Library
Lost: Lost revenues from Book Sales and Membership dues will exceed half of the annual revenue, nearly $10,000. Bookstore forced to close during pandemic and hurricane. Revenues running approximately 50 % compared to last year.
Needs: Friends Board of Directors Members, book donations, volunteers.
How to contact: Email or call Rusty Anglin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-943-3443.
Habitat for Humanity
Lost: $132,000 in donations since previous year. Fundraising ability is reduced due to social distancing and related issues. Loss of volunteers on home-build sites increases the cost to build the home due to the reliance on sub-contractors where volunteers would normally be used. It has affected interactions with families such as the use of virtual classes for Financial Foundations Education and appointments for family assessments.
Needs: Sponsors and donations for fall build to complete the home for a deserving family in Baldwin County.
How to contact: www.habitat.org/us-al/summerdale/hfh-baldwin-county; 251-943-7268, Director of Operations Lori Mader, email@example.com.
Heritage Junior Women’s Club, Bay Minette
Lost: Heritage Junior Women's Club is a local civic organization that is composed of women in the community who want to serve and make an impact locally. HJWC was fortunate to be able to host their largest fundraiser supporting teacher grants in North Baldwin Schools in February (the Annual Chili Cook Off) prior to the shutdown. Because of this the Club was able to fund teacher grants and close out their club year in May with little to no financial impact.
Needs: As the 2020-2021 Club Year kicks off this fall with some delay, the club is looking to grow membership and to incorporate fresh ideas as to how to raise funds to support those causes in the community that are near and dear to them. The club hosts an Annual Purse Bingo to raise funds for scholarships, a Spring Plant Sale to raise funds for the Library Summer Reading Program, the Chili Cook Off to support the North Baldwin Coalitions for Excellence in Education's teacher grant program and Emily's Closet - a Prom Dress Giveaway for High Schoolers in Baldwin County. While members know that the coming year may be more difficult than the last, members are ready to adjust their plans and continue to make an impact in North Baldwin.
How to contact: www.facebook.com/HJWCBayMinette
Holmes Medical Museum, Foley
Lost: Donations, reduced attendance. Experienced major damage to the building during Hurricane Sally. Also approximately 50 books and 30 upholstery chairs lost due to water-damage.
Needs: Donations to assist with rebuilding after the hurricane. Volunteers will be needed once the museum is preparing to reopen to assist with display setups.
How to contact: Donations can be mailed to Holmes Medical Museum at PO Box 546, Foley, AL 36536.
Hubble Foundation – a nonprofit for telecommunications workers, Foley
Lost: Donations down approximately $15-$18K from last year. Volunteers for event management due to COVID.
Need: Donations to supply affected families with goods and services.
How to contact: www.hubblefoundaiton.org or call Bridgette at 256-506-3354.
The Island Mobile Food Pantry, Orange Beach
Loss: Experienced increased requests for assistance from families effected by job loss due to COVID-19 and Hurricane Sally.
Need: Monetary and sealed food item donations. Every six to eight weeks the pantry purchases 10,000 pounds of food from Feeding the Gulf Coast Food Bank. The pantry also provides holiday food boxes. Volunteers are also always needed.
How to contact: www.theislandchurch.tv or call (251) 967-4840
Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation, Inc.
Lost: Donations down $45,000 from last year, reduced number of spots per training for adults being certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Face-to-face Peer Helper Programs and conference. National Peer Program Conference postponed. Annual Rodeo Fundraiser for Peer Helpers cancelled.
Needs: Donations to support mission and work. Volunteers. Certified adults in Youth Mental Health First Aid.
How to contact: jennifermoorefoundation.com or call Allison or Megan at 251-971-3633.
Jensen’s Heart of Gold, Gulf Shores
Loss: Multiple annual fundraisers were cancelled causing a shortfall of $10,000. This year has seen an influx of new applications requesting assistance. The amount of money given to families has been decreased from years past.
Needs: In need of gift cards to supply the local children’s hospital around the holidays. These are used to supplement food, gas, and gift needs for our local families that have a child with cancer. Monetary donations to help assist our Christmas Giving Fund for the kids with cancer and their siblings.
Kiwanis Club of Foley
Lost: Canceled fundraiser event Motorcycle Poker Run, currently $8,000 below projected budgeted income. Ability to serve children of Southern Baldwin County reduced unable to provide children with free snow cones program due to Special Olympics cancellation. Radio Day fundraiser postponed; fundraiser used to provide free entries for participants in the Annual Foley Christmas Parade.
Needs: Five new members by Dec. 31, 2020 to meet goal. Funds of $5,000 to present Annual Christmas Parade in usual fashion. Christmas float repairs estimated at $2,500. Snow cone program machines replacement and repairs estimated at $3,000.
How to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Club President Russ Morrison at 859-771-6091.
The Lighthouse, Baldwin County Family Violence Center
Lost: Sunset Supper fundraiser planned for May canceled, estimated loss of $30,000 in revenue. Monetary donations in general are down but the group has received some donations that were not anticipated. Has incurred extra expenses in order to perform remote consultations and experienced staff turnover.
Magnolia Springs Community Association
Lost: Cancelled or suspended activities. Rentals and memberships slightly down.
Needs: Funds to go towards improvements and maintenance on the historical Community Hall building and grounds, community projects and events, and scholarship fund which awards an annual scholarship to a local high school senior.
How to contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/magspgscommassoc/ or magnoliaspringsal.org.
Lost: Every fundraising event, school presentation, church services and craft show meant to showcase or fundraise for Maji Hope was canceled in 2020. Brodie’s Cream and Bean and Maji Hope gift shop had to close for a time under governor’s mandate. Hurricane Sally caused additional shop closure and the burden of clean up and repairs.
Needs: Encourages people to come shop and donate during November and December. After Christmas, they will reevaluate to determine if shop can remain open. Greatest need is donations to help with the seven water projects planned for this year. Looking for a team of people of all ages who have a passion for Africa and clean water projects to meet one evening each month to come up with ideas for the organization’s future. Desperately seeking churches, schools and groups who will allow presentations and fundraising opportunities.
North Baldwin Helping Hands
Lost: Anticipating a loss in donations this year, along with an increase in demand. Application process began in November and continues through the month.
Needs: Main need right now is shelving to house toys that are donated for families in need.
How to contact: Rhonda Hutchinson, 251-689-1115.
Operation ReConnect, Orange Beach
Lost: Annual fundraisaer, vehicle drawing, postponed.
Need: Monetary donations. For every $500 raised, Operation ReConnect can provide one family a full week to “ReConnect” after a military deployment. Tickets for a chance to win a 2019 Corvette are $20 each and can be purchased on the website or at the Flora-Bama. The drawing will take place New Year’s Eve.
How to contact: www.operationreconnect.org, or call (929) 900-6772 - 24951
Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast, Elberta
Lost: Income. One third of the annual budget is funding through public speaking events which have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.
Needs: Requires $130,000 to get back on track. Shelter is staffed 24/7 to serve pregnant, homeless moms and their children.
How to contact: maryssheltergulfcoast.org
Lost: Baldwin County’s largest food bank. In 2020, so far they have given out 2.6 million pounds of food during 27,000 family visits, three times the amount distributed in all of 2019.
Robertsdale Rotary Foundation
Lost: Held the main rodeo fundraiser in March but proceeds were half of what they would be normally. Proceeds also down from raffle fundraiser held during rodeo. Hot Trot for ARC in June canceled with estimated proceeds of $8,000-$9,000. Camp ASCCA, a special needs camp, was canceled this year and will open at half capacity in 2021, increasing the cost per camper. Group provides Christmas presents for residents at William F. Green Veterans Home in Bay Minette, status unknown at this time.
Needs: Funds for scholarships. Generally gives six to seven scholarships to high school students annually at $1,500 each.
How to contact: robertsdalerotary.com. Foundation Chair Doug Byrd, 251-978-4456.
Ruff Wilson Youth Organization, Daphne
What: Povides homework assistance, character building and recreational activities to about 30 children each afternoon, down from 40.
Lost: Funding and capacity
Needs: Continued donations to keep the doors open and provide afterschool care.
Contact: 251-621-7171 or at the organization website at rwyo.org.
What: A 12-step Christian-oriented substance abuse center
Lost: Canceled annual luncheon, causing a $40,000 loss.
Contact: 251-626-2199 or visit www.theshoulder.org
Safe Harbor Animal Coalition
Lost: Donations and volunteers. Brand-new Spay and Neuter Clinic opening postponed due to flood damages taken to building during Hurricane Sally. Some veterinary equipment damaged.
Needs: Donations to go towards TNR Program, Spay and Neuter Clinic, and animal care. Animal care products, food, and supplies found on organization’s Amazon Wishlist. Volunteers to help with the TNR Program and at the clinic. Fosters.
How to contact: https://safeharboranimalcoalition.org/, https://www.facebook.com/safeharboranimalcoalition/ or call 251-202-3024.
South Baldwin Chamber Foundation
Lost: Donations down $37,000 from last year
Needs: Financial contributions and volunteers.
How to contact: email@example.com or call Gale Croft at 251-943-5520.
South Baldwin Literacy Council
Lost: Closed mid-March to June 1. Facing reduced enrollment in all classes and youth programs Reopened with 14 tutors, down from 45+ prior to COVID, working to rebuild volunteer base. Cancelled Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser that typically brings in $18,500.
Needs: Funding and donations to help with continuing free services to the community. Entirely dependent on donations, grants, and volunteers to continue to tutor local kids, offer English-language lessons, and GED services. Volunteers and tutors.
How to contact: www.southbaldwinliteracycouncil.com to donate, sign up to volunteer and/or enroll in services.
Snook Family YMCA, Foley
Lost: Building severely damage during Hurricane Sally. Employee cuts made organization-wide.
Needs: Monetary donations to help with the rebuilding and recovery from hurricane damages.
How to contact: https://ysal.org/ or https://southalabama.recliquecore.com/donate/campaign/70/
Snook Youth Club of Foley
Lost: Enrollment. Only 15 students maximum allowed in afterschool program, only 11 spots currently filled.
How to contact: snookyouthclub.jimdosite.com or call 251-943-1483.
Stockton Heritage Association/Museum
Lost: Forced to close museum during stay at home order, attendance in the last few months has been greatly reduced. Educational programs and Stockton Sawmill Days, originally scheduled for September, were canceled with an estimated $10,000 to $15,000 loss in revenue. Christmas Open House canceled.
Needs: Looking to do several smaller fundraisers as opposed to one larger fundraiser, such as a calendar sale. Just want people to come out and support the museum and learn about the heritage of Stockton.
How to contact: www.facebook.com/Stockton-Heritage-Museum; 251-937-4633; Georgine Conner, president, Stockton Heritage Association; Susan Burger, director, Stockton Heritage Museum, 251-401-1198, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stray Love Foundation
Lost: Donations down $42,500, shore on fosters, have no neonatal foster homes. Though adoptions are up, with more intakes/adopted animals the veterinary expenses are also up.
Needs: Canned cat/kitten food, flea preventative, financial support/donations, volunteers including a runner, clerical help, and volunteers for cleaning kitty rooms and socializing cats/kittens.
How to contact: email@example.com
Summerdale Museum & Archives
Lost: Closed since March due to concerns over the virus. Received damage during Hurricane Sally and had to close for repairs.
Needs:. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday. Just need people to know we are open and possibly volunteers.
How to contact: summerdaleal.com/museum-archives; Edna Woodard, 251-284-5102.
Swift-Coles Historic Home
Lost: Approximately $20,000 in revenue due to cancelled events and tours. Many trees downed and damage to the house during Hurricane Sally, with tree removal estimated at $50,000.
How to contact: Mail donation checks to Friends of Swift-Coles Home, P.O. Box 89, Bon Secour, AL 36511, swiftcoleshistorichome.com, or call 251-949-5550.
United Way of Baldwin County
Lost: Funds from the traditional donor side and from the cancellation or postponement of several fundraisers and volunteers.
Needs: Donations and volunteers to assist with the long-term recovery to help rebuild the community after the hurricane.
How to contact: Visit unitedway-bc.org to donate or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-943-2110.
Veterans Memorial Organization
Lost: Held main fundraiser, Silverhill Car Show in May. Unable able to meet March through May. Attendance from meetings has been down.
Needs: Continuing to raise funds for additions to memorial.
How to contact: President Frankie Kucera, 251-215-9630.
Women’s Care Medical Center, Robertsdale
Lost: 30th Annual Faith Banquet, set to be held virtually because of COVID-19, was postponed because of Hurricane Sally.
How to contact: www.womenscaremedicalcenter.org; 251-947-2111, Sue Levins email@example.com.
Youth-Reach Gulf Coast
Lost: Three fundraisers canceled in 2020, including a worship night fundraiser with worship leader and artist Cory Asbury which generated $20,000 in 2019.
Needs: Funds to run day-to-day operations of 81-acre facility.