Residents across south central and southwest Georgia are beginning the long road to recovery after devastating tornadoes tore through much of the region over the weekend.

At least 15 people in Georgia were killed and 43 injured after furious storms lashed the area.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for 16 counties impacted by the weekend's severe storms.

The American Red Cross is mobilizing its resources and volunteers to help those impacted. You can help.

11Alive is teaming up with our sister stations WMAZ (Macon) and First Coast News (Jacksonville, Fla.) to  raise funds for those in need after the storm. 

DONATE BY MAIL: If you want to ensure that your donation is designated specifically for Georgia, write a check and put "Georgia Tornadoes" in the memo line.  Click here for the check donation form

BY PHONE: Text Red Cross to 90999 to make a $10 donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief from your phone

Help Georgia, help your neighbors. Use #HELPGA when sharing this online.

Three Red Cross shelters are open in Georgia:

Shelter locations are:


First Baptist Church of Adel
Adel, GA 31620

People interested in donating items and supplies can drop off at:

First Assembly of God Church
601 Massee Post Rd
Adel, GA 31620


Albany Civic Center
100 W. Oglethorpe Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701

People interested in donating items and supplies (not food/water) can drop off at:

            Any Goodwill location


·       Turner County Civic Center

354 Lamar St.

Ashburn, GA 31714