Support the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch + victims of I-65 accident

Tallapoosa Co. Girls Ranch
Support the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch today. Photo via Tallapoosa Co. Girls Ranch’s GoFundMe

Recently, the bad weather brought on by Claudette led to a 17-vehicle wreck that killed 10 people, including several children who are part of the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch. Find out how you can support the Ranch and other victims today.

Support the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch

Tallapoosa Co. Girls Ranch
The Tallapoosa Co. Girls Ranch. Photo via Tallapoosa Co. Girls Ranch’s Facebook

Several residents of the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch were coming home from a trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama when they were involved in the pileup. Four teens who were residents of the Ranch along with two children and two nephews of a ranch employee were among those who died. That employee is the director of Ranch life at Tallapoosa, Candace Gulley. She’s currently hospitalized.

To help cover funeral and medical costs for the injured and counseling for others involved, you can donate to their GoFundMe. The Ranch is also asking for continued prayers and support in this time.

About the Girls Ranch

Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch Animals
Members of the Girls Ranch raise farm animals. Photo via Tallapoosa Co. Girls Ranch’s Facebook

The Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch is a branch of the Alabama Sheriff Youth Ranches. The Girls Ranch provides a Christian, family-style home for school-age girls who need a loving, safe place to live. Their backgrounds include neglect and abuse, and at the Ranch, they’re given the support they need to thrive.

From youth activities to a college program that funds these children’s college education, the Ranches do everything they can to help their children prosper. One way is by raising the animals on the working ranch, including cows, chickens and horses.

Even more ways to help

Other families experienced horrible losses during this crash. If you’re able, you can donate to the fundraisers of these families to support their funeral and medical costs.

You can stay up to date + keep up with the Girls Ranch mission on their Facebook. We’re wishing everyone affected by these accidents the best.

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