The Patterson Foundation Increases Tornado Relief Match for Second Time

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Michael Corley, consultant with The Patterson Foundation

In times of crisis, communities often come together to care and provide for each other. We have a hard time coming up with a community where this is more true than in Northeast Alabama.

Following the tornadoes that devastated the region in the spring, we offered our support to the communities there, eventually partnering with the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama to issue a $100,000 matching challenge benefiting a tornado relief fund.

As expected, the community rallied around this challenge - meeting it in a matter of weeks.

Inspired by this, The Patterson Foundation increased the challenge to $200,000. Well, we're pleased to announce the community answered the call once again - and we are proud to increase the match once again to $250,000.

The match increase will provide funds to nonprofit agencies, religious organizations and governmental entities that provide long-term disaster assistance to communities in Northeast Alabama. Through the increase, The Patterson Foundation is honored help the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama create more impact and provide the nonprofits with resources to continue helping others.

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