CFI Tornado Relief Effort

Update: We are now collecting donations for two tornado victims that lost everything. That’s a tall order, and we need help from all of you to make it happen.

Update 2: You can also volunteer your time on Sunday to help clear trees at a tornado damaged home in Harvest. Get all the details here.

1. A 10-year active duty Sailor, and friend of CFI athlete Tristan Whitson, lived in Carter’s Gin near Toney before the recent storms. His family lost everything to a tornado. CrossFit Impulse will be collecting donations for this family for the rest of the week. The family is comprised of a man, woman, and three boys ages 3, 5, and 7. Anyone wishing to donate should bring items to CFI during any scheduled class. Items will be stored in the adjacent warehouse and distributed on Saturday afternoon. The last chance to donate will be the Saturday morning class at 9 AM. Below is a list of needs:

  • Wal-Mart, Target giftcards (my suggestion, not theirs)
  • Men’s pants (32 x 32), medium or large shirts, size 11 shoes
  • Women’s size 10 pants, medium shirts, size 9 shoes
  • Kids’ 3T or 4T shirts and 11/12-12 infant shoes
  • Kids’ small shirts and 2.5 shoes.
  • Toys
  • Furniture

2. Mother of CFI athlete Brandon Ijames lived in the Phil Campbell area and lost everything to the devastating tornado there.

Here is a list of her sizes and other suggestions.

  • dog food/treats (the dog’s miraculously survived)
  • fresh foods such as fruits, since most of stuff she receives from help centers are non-perishables
  • tops (M-L sizes)
  • pants, shorts (size 7/8)
  • shoes (size 9)
  • Wal-Mart gift cards are preferred for her.
Deadline for donations is this Friday’s 6:30 PM class.

Let’s come together to make a difference in the life of these families.


3 thoughts on “CFI Tornado Relief Effort

  1. This is an aerial shot of the Carter’s Gin area, courtesy of Kevin Lowe on Facebook:

  2. Just a heads up, The HSV Shelter is doing a HUGE donation drive. All dog/cat stuff is available to tornado victims. They have lots of food currently. Please let me know if she needs me to pick some food up at the shelter and deliver it.

  3. I just wanted to thank everyone once again for their tremendous generosity.  Your kindness has lifted my mother’s spirits, and your donations will go a long way toward helping her get back on her feet.

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