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The City of Tuscaloosa is committed to rebuilding and healing our community everyday with the help of our amazing volunteers. Tuscaloosa partners with local rebuilding organizations to continue our recovery efforts. See below for more information on ways for you to get involved in moving Tuscaloosa forward!
Our Mission is to rebuild Tuscaloosa by partnering with volunteers, donors, sponsors, and families to provide housing solutions and ongoing community development. We do this by building attractive, affordable, sustainable new homes in critical need and serving as a catalyst for a wide range of community strategies that will transform live and neighborhoods. We need your help and invite you to join us in rebuilding homes, families and hope in Tuscaloosa County.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
In the aftermath of the April 27 tornadoes that ripped through the South, the United Saints were able to mobilize a team of emergency relief volunteers and were actively providing services in the most crucial time of need in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As a result of the impact of our organization and the collective efforts of the community, the United Saints are now established as a fixture in the city of Tuscaloosa to continue to lead volunteers in rebuilding efforts and strengthen our partnership with our local organizations.
By providing economically disadvantaged residents with resources and encouragement, we can restore a sense of community pride. As volunteers we grow personally through the experience of caring, and the giving of our hands and our hearts.
Our goals have evolved to meet the changing of the Tuscaloosa community. Our projects are completed with the help of volunteers, who come from across the country to provide sweat equity and leadership.
Through the Compassion Coalition if Tuscaloosa County, Baptist and other faith-based organizations have joined together to work with Tuscaloosa County Volunteer Organizations in Disaster ( VOAD) and the Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to meet needs countywide immediately after disasters. The coalition provides volunteers in churches and faith-based organizations that have teams and resources available. “We’re the connection point and are trying to keep a survey of all those people who can offer (resources),” said William Scroggins, Compassion Coalition chairman and director of the Tuscaloosa Prayer Network.
The idea for the coalition arose from natural disasters that have affected the Tuscaloosa County area in recent years. Churches that join are able to offer their services in the areas of food, clothing and shelter, among others. Because the coalition is a member of VOAD, member churches also become members of VOAD.
One of the Primary objectives of this ministry is to facilitate true biblical unity in the Body of Christ. That is why there will never be a singular church effort to do an ARM project. Every project will be done in unity with at least one other church. You can have a “hello how are you relationship” with someone for a month of Sundays and not have nearly as good a relationship as working with someone “ shoulder to shoulder for just one day. It is imperative that you are geared to integrate from you partner church in churches at every level of involvement they are willing to participate. This is the primary way the ministry duplicates itself into other churches and the best way for true authentic unity to be birthed in your community.
As a caring, supportive state, we have a unique opportunity to come together and recreate “home” in a way that is more meaningful and stronger than ever. While much attention and focus today is being placed on immediate needs, and rightfully so, we realize that the road will be long. We also know that in the end our collective journey will be worth the effort and investment.
Project Team Up will focus on creating projects and places that are more than just replacements for structures that were lost in the storms. Instead, we want to assist in developing a quality of life that takes all that is special about Alabama and magnifies it for the greater good. With no administrative costs or lengthy process, nearly every dollar raised will be deployed promptly and efficiently into our state to affect quality change.
Whether he is coaching young adults on football or life, UA Football Coach Nick Saban is fond of focusing on the importance of finishing. The work of Project Team Up is like that. While it would be easy to complete tasks that are short term in their focus or “feel good” in their immediacy, our ulti-mate goal must remain to come together and built a revitalized Alabama where the sum is greater than the individual parts.
It is only by connecting that we can truly make a difference. So we invite you to get involved today in Project Team Up. Work with our projects, which you can find online. Create your own Team Up area. But whatever you do, let’s do it together to help our neighbors, our sisters, our fathers, our friends.