Birmingham organizes a supply campaign for the inhabitants of Selma after the tornado on Thursday

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – As residents of Selma continue to clean up the debris left behind in the aftermath of Thursday’s tornado, the City of Birmingham continues to do what it can to help with cleanup and recovery.

The Saturday, Birmingham and Hoover workers traveled to Selma with heavy equipment to help clear the roads. Now Birmingham, together with Christian Service Mission and Weil Wrecker Service, is preparing to organize a supply campaign for the people of Selma.

Birmingham workers were working Saturday morning to help clean up debris left behind in the aftermath of Thursday’s tornado in Selma.(City of Birmingham)

Beginning Tuesday, January 17, anyone wishing to donate needed items can drop them off at Boutwell Auditorium between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The collection will last until Thursday, January 19.

“Residents of Selma are in the early stages of recovery after Thursday’s tornado left a path of destruction,” Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said. “We want them to know they are not alone and that Birmingham cares.”

The city has provided a list of items that have been requested for the supply drive:

• Shower gel

• Bottled water

• Cleaning supplies

• Coats and jackets (please, no other clothing items)

• Deodorant

• Diapers (adult and baby)

• Feminine hygiene products

• First aid supplies

• Paper napkins

• Snacks

• Toilet paper

• Toothbrushes and toothpaste

• Towels (face and body)

• Work gloves

Once the trip is complete on Thursday, Weil Wrecker Service will transport the items to Selma.

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