One year ago tonight, on June 14, 2011, thanks to the efforts of band Alabama and so many great music stars, promoters, sponsors and fans, the Bama Rising Benefit Concert raised more than $2 million for tornado recovery efforts across the state of Alabama. Today, almost all of those dollars have been awarded to build hundreds of homes and restore life to communities.
We were proud to be the philanthropic partner for this great event, helping a committee of advisors find the best opportunities to help through the Bama Rising Fund of the Community Foundation. So much has been done, but so many needs continue that we continue to use all the tornado funds of the Community Foundation to do what we can.
You can still help by supporting the Alabama Tornado Recovery Fund which serves needs across our state or the Emergency Response Fund which focuses on the counties around Birmingham. Whatever you can give, no matter the amount, we can make your contribution count!
Click here or on the DONATE NOW button and choose where you want your gift to go. And give yourself a big thank you, as you join the band and all those who want to do something for the hard-hit people of our state.