WIAT, Birmingham,Ala.’s CBS affiliate, along with other Nexstar stations throughout Alabama, helped tornado recover. “On Wednesday, we asked viewers of our Nexstar stations to join us in supporting those who need our help,” said Jimmy Cromwell, WIAT’s general manager.
WIAT, Birmingham, Ala.’s CBS affiliate, along with other Nexstar stations throughout the state, partnered with the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the Salvation Army of Greater Birmingham, to help tornado victims begin to rebuild and recover, as part of Together in Alabama.
On Wednesday, WIAT conducted a digital fund raiser for the Greater Birmingham Salvation Army
On, the station did the same for the Red Cross.
On Sunday March 3, tornadoes hit counties in East and Southeast Alabama leaving numerous dead and dozens missing and injured. The National Weather Service estimates at least one tornado was rated as an EF-4 with winds as high as 170 miles per hour.
“Today, we mourn with our friends in Southeast Alabama as they begin to rebuild and recover from Sunday’s deadly tornadoes,” said Jimmy Cromwell, WIAT’s general manager.
“On Wednesday, we asked viewers of our Nexstar Media Group stations, in Birmingham and throughout Alabama, to join us in supporting those who need our help.”
WIAT is owned by Nexstar, which also owns WRBL in Columbus, Ga., serving the Auburn-Opelika area, where the tornado hit.
Other Nexstar stations that participated in the relief efforts include WKRG and WFNA in Mobile, WZDX and WHDF in Huntsville, and WDHN in Dothan.