On Monday, January 25th, an EF-3 tornado hit the cities surrounding Birmingham, Alabama killing one person and leaving dozens injured. Today, WVTM in Birmingham Alabama, and the Mid Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross are teaming up for tornado recovery and relief efforts.
On Monday, Jan. 25, an EF-3 tornado hit the Alabama cities of Fultondale, Center Point and surrounding areas killing one person and leaving dozens injured.
Homes and buildings were destroyed and damaged. The National Weather Service says the tornado had winds up to 150 miles per hour and was 900 yards wide at one point along its 9.5 mile-long track.
Today, WVTM, Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Birmingham, and the Mid Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross are teaming up for tornado recovery and relief efforts.
The drive will begin at 5 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. and will take place across all of WVTM’s platforms.
“We’re making sure people have what they need so they can start to rebuild,” says Annette Rowland, American Red Cross of Alabama Mississippi communications director.
“We have talked to countless families who have lost everything. This is what allows us to provide for those families that have been affected by disasters big and small.”
“Our neighbors in Fultondale and Center Point need our help as they mourn, begin to heal, rebuild and recover,” says Susana Schuler, WVTM’s general manager.
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