Brownell Travel volunteers spent the weekend of April 27-28 in the Pratt City area of Birmingham, working on homes under construction by Habitat for Humanity and joining others in remembering the destructive tornadoes of one year ago. Representatives from the Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel group will join them in this hands-on effort to be part of Alabama’s recovery.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to our call for help from our vendor partners. Their generous donations and creative partnerships are allowing us to stay engaged in the recovery effort,” said Troy Haas, President and CEO of Brownell, in comments made before the workdays. “We’re very grateful that Ritz-Carlton is coming to Birmingham to work side-by-side with us.”
In January of 2012, Brownell leveraged their 125th Anniversary Celebration into a fundraiser for relief, bringing in more than $160,000 and establishing the Brownell Tornado Recovery Fund – World Travel for Relief at the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. We thank them for this gift, which will benefit tornado recovery efforts in Jefferson, Walker, Tuscaloosa and Marshall counties.
You can join so many generous people, including the employees and partners of Brownell. by supporting the unmet needs that still exist across our state through a gift to the Community Foundation. Choose the Alabama Tornado Recovery Fund for statewide efforts or the Emergency Response Fund for unmet needs in the Birmingham area.