United Way of Central Alabama has launched a donation site to help tornado victims in five counties

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Patterson Hall, a dorm on the Jacksonville State University campus damaged by the E-3 tornado. Photo by Pete Conroy.

In Bham Now’s  story about the Jacksonville State University tornadoes earlier this week, we told our readers we would provide additional information about where you can donate funds to support not only Jacksonville, but other tornado/storm impacted areas such as Cullman and communities throughout Central and Northeast Alabama. 

The United Way of Central Alabama has stepped forward to help

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We’ve got the perfect project for you to work on over Spring Break – United Ability Day

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United Ability’s 2018 t-shirts. Photo courtesy of United Ability.

Every year, it is “Casual Day” before the first football game of the season, when Alabama and Auburn football fans wear t-shirts and jerseys the Friday before game day in lieu of business attire. This year, show your support for individuals with disabilities and their families by enlisting your local business, community group, church, friends and family to wear the United Ability t-shirt on April 27 – United Ability Day.

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Step into a time machine and explore the Magic City during the Great Depression at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Richard B. Coe, American 1904–1978, Down Town Birmingham, about 1935, etching on paper; Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Gift of John Peter Crook McCall and Doy Leale McCall, III AFI.144.2017. Image courtesy of the Birmingham Museum of Art.

Ever dreamed of stepping into a time-machine? That is the experience visitors will have when they explore the Birmingham Museum of Art’s newest exhibit “Magic City Realism: Richard Coe’s Birmingham.”

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Jacksonville State University and communities throughout Alabama need our help

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Jacksonville State University tornado damage. Photo by Pete Conroy.

On Monday, March 19th, Jacksonville State University was hit by an EF-3 tornado with winds of up to 135 mph. Surrounding communities near the university and towns throughout Alabama also received damage, including the Russelville and Cullman communities.

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Kiwanis Centennial Park expansion to Vulcan Park and Museum revealed

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Ribbon cutting at the new Kiwanis Centennial Park, an expansion to Vulcan Park and Museum

Today, leaders and members of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, Freshwater Land Trust, Vulcan Park and Museum, Mayor Randall Woodfin and members of the Birmingham City Council cut the ribbon revealing the new Kiwanis Centennial Park expansion to Vulcan Park and Museum.

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Heart to Table: Local Birmingham restaurants serve over 7100 meals at winter warming station

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Silvertron’s Marco Morosini talks to Bham Now about Birmingham’s Heart to Table

With Spring officially beginning today, the city of Birmingham’s warming station for the community’s homeless is likely done for this winter season, unless we have that surprise late winter storm  that sometimes happens in Alabama.

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