Devastating tornadoes hit Alabama and neighboring states on April 27. The destruction is extremely widespread and has left many areas a wasteland. Families have lost loved ones, their homes, and their basic way of life and are now faced with the daunting task of starting over completely from scratch. They have lost many beloved pets, horses, and farm animals and have no way of caring for the ones that remain. As members of the equestrian community, we feel we must do what we can to help those in so much pain and need.
The Birmingham Dressage & Combined Training Association is teaming up with Rhonda Johnson-Bowles from Land O'Lakes Purina Feeds, The Alabama Horse Council, Cahaba Pony Club, and the US Pony Club South Region to help the equine and pet victims of these destructive tornadoes.
BDCTA requests your donations of basic horse and pet supplies, such as buckets, water troughs, fencing materials, veterinary supplies, fly spray, halters and leads, shavings, dog runs, dog and cat crates, feed bowls ... anything horse or pet care related. Monetary donations will also be accepted and will be used to purchase needed supplies. 100% of all donations will be distributed to those in need.
Monetary Donations can be sent to: BDCTA/Tornado Relief, c/o Natalie Nixon, Treasurer BDCTA, 1222 Woodlands Way, Helena AL 35080. Please make checks to BDCTA and include "Tornado Relief" in the notes section.
In kind/goods donations can be sent to: BDCTA/Tornado Relief, c/o Fran Summerlin Histed, Summerworth Down, 550 Lakeview St, Steele AL 35987. 256-538-3732