The Patterson Foundation Increases Alabama Tornado Relief Match to $200,000

Posted on September 20, 2011 by Michael Corley, consultant with The Patterson Foundation

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By Michael Corley, The Patterson Foundation

We continue to be inspired and impressed by the generosity, warmth and perseverance of the people we were fortunate to meet in Northeast Alabama.

What inspired us to an even greater degree was learning from our partner, the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama, that thanks to the generosity of communities in Northeast Alabama, they had met our $100,000 matching challenge in just a few short weeks.

Moved by this outpouring of generosity, The Patterson Foundation has decided to increase the matching challenge to $200,000, benefiting long-term tornado relief efforts in Northeast Alabama. Funds will help nonprofit agencies, religious organizations and governmental entities provide long-term disaster assistance to counties in the region.

Through this match increase, we hope to inspire more positive impact.

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