The Patterson Foundation to match up to $100K in Tornado Recovery Donations

Posted on August 12, 2011 by Michael Corley, consultant with The Patterson Foundation

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Although it has been several months since tornadoes ripped through areas of Northeast Alabama, the road to recovery takes time, commitment and perseverance.

Yesterday, we were proud to witness just that.

During a benefit event, hosted by our partner, the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama, we announced a $100,000, dollar-for-dollar match for tornado recovery donations made to the Community Foundation. With this match, it is our intent to inspire further generosity.

More than 100 people gathered at the Cherokee Center and Arena at Gadsden State Community College in Centre, Alabama, to pledge to continue to rally together to help the region recover. In addition to speakers who shared stories and the match announcement, the audience was treated to a free concert by the Tyn Times band.

In May, The Patterson Foundation traveled to Jacksonville, Alabama and committed $50,000 for rebuild efforts.

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