Many areas across Alabama have recently faced tremendous storm damage, with some communities suffering overwhelming destruction. In the wake of these storms, our team members jumped into action to find ways to help serve those who were impacted.
Brittany Ordis is one Guardian team member that immediately developed a plan to help by coordinating a central location for donated supplies to be dropped off. DL Realty in Deatsville, Alabama volunteered to serve as this drop off location and, by the following day, the tables they had setup for donated supplies were overflowing. Volunteers quickly mapped out a plan to get supplies into the hands of those in need and continued collecting and distributing supplies until everyone’s immediate needs were met.
When Ordis was asked what motivated her to get involved so quickly she simply stated, “Our community. Everyone was offering any resource they had to anyone who needed it. You can’t be surrounded by that type of selflessness and not be inspired. We saw a need to help organize the donations that were coming in so they could be easily distributed, so we showed up to help.”
Our business lending department, led by Eric Jacks, teamed up with the Autauga Education Foundation and Prattville Chamber of Commerce to collect supplies outside of the Prattville Walmart. Several of our branches collected supplies and donated them to multiple collection sites to ensure each community would receive the items they needed. As always, Guardian is proud of the many ways our team members live out our core values and help take care of people in times of need.
If you would like a list of ways you can help the victims of the January 12th tornadoes, please visit https://guardiancu.co/WSFAWaysYouCanHelp.