Local readers, take note. Hurricane refugees are taking shelter in the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center. From al.com:
Storm refugees take shelter in Birmingham
We just got a report that the Red Cross has taking refugees from Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana to the Birmingham Jefferson Covention Complex exhibition hall.
They are in need of items such as pillows and toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and soap. There are also children and they could use games and books.
Items can be dropped of at the BJCC or at the City Action Partnership at 1801 3rd Avenue North.