The key players in the Alabama Tornado Recovery Fund continue to meet to make sure the gifts of so many generous donors are used wisely to help people rebuild their lives across our state in the wake of April tornadoes. The first meeting was May 19 at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, where this fund for long-term statewide recovery was created after devastating tornadoes cut a wide path across Alabama. The first major gift to the fund, $100,000 from Medical Properties Trust, came just five days later.
Fundraising continues for what will surely be a long process of helping communities across our state rebuild. At each meeting, representatives of community foundations are joining other representatives of Long Term Recovery Committees to make sure people receive as much help as possible, especially in long-term needs after the emergency phase ends.
This kind of teamwork shows the strength of community foundations in serving their specific geographic area, as well as stretching to make sure all areas are covered. We’re proud to hold and administer the funds and hope these resources keeps growing and growing, because needs are great!
We all have many ways to give, now and over the long term. It’s good to know that the Alabama Tornado Recovery Fund is working well as one option for statewide support. Find out more here about all the recovery funds of the Community Foundation and be inspired to give, because needs are great here at home and across our state.