Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
One year after the April 27 tornadoes the Salvation Army in Birmingham is once again seeing an influx of people needing help. But not they're looking for just food, shelter, and clothing. They need things like furniture and refrigerators.
The Salvation Army received about $1.4 million in donations after the April tornadoes and they still have about $466,000 of that left so they're giving storm survivors vouchers so they can purchase furniture and other household items they need.
Clyde Kennedy, who lives in Pratt City, has used the vouchers to buy furniture for his kitchen and two bedrooms. The furniture is still at will-call because crews are carpeting his floors first.
"Finally got it all in," said Kennedy. "I'm down to the basic part of it where I'm getting my carpets in each room."
Brian Wallace with the Birmingham Salvation Army says he's glad the agency is still helping storm survivors.
"Basically we help fill the gap," Wallace said. "They contact the United Way and then it goes through their system and if this organization can't help and this organization can't help them and it eventually funnels down if they need furniture to us."
Wallace says they've provided furniture vouchers to about 450 people and most of them have been within the last 6 months.
"There are a lot of people who are just now realizing they need the help and there are some people who didn't know how to ask for help," said Wallace.
Wallace says the Salvation Army's tornado relief fund is in good shape right now. The money they have should last them another two to three years. If anyone would like to make a donation, Wallace suggests earmarking it for the Salvation Army's general fund to help with daily activities.
Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:44:25 GMT
TAMPA, FL (WTSP/CNN) – Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction. Police found 66-year-old James Hopkins living on the property that belonged to someone else. TheyMore >>
Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:59 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:59:20 GMT
(CNN) – Brad Pitt has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood the last two decades. But the actor said recognizing other people's faces has always been a problem. In an Esquire interview,More >>
In an Esquire interview, Brad Pitt said he was convinced he suffered from "face blindness."More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>