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July 14, 2011   Email to Friend 

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY FARMERS FEDERATION DONATES $15,000 TO TORNADO RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS
Jillian Clair
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July 14, 2011

From left, Vice President Ed Harless, Salvation Army Captain Dean Mortez, President John Walker and Vice President John Lavender display the $5,000 check donated to the Salvation Army by the Tuscaloosa County Farmers Federation July 6. Two other organizations also received $5,000 each.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Help, supplies, support and money flooded into Tuscaloosa after the April 27 tornado that swept across the town, but the crisis has faded out of the national media despite the continued need for support.

However, Alabamians like the members of the Tuscaloosa County Farmers Federation haven't forgotten the needs in the state.

After months of preparation and planning, Tuscaloosa County Farmers Federation officials delivered three $5,000 checks to three tornado relief organizations in Tuscaloosa County July 6.

"We knew help would still be needed months after the storms hit," said John Walker, Tuscaloosa County Farmers Federation president. "We wanted to take our time and donate as much as we possibly could."

The Salvation Army, Samaritan's Purse of Tuscaloosa and the Tuscaloosa Disaster Relief Fund, which was created by the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce, were the organizations that received the donations.

Walker said the Tuscaloosa County Farmers Federation's executive board chose these organizations because all the money given would stay in Tuscaloosa County.

Membership dues in reserve funded the donation, Walker said.

"We definitely wanted to use our membership dues to help in this situation because we had a lot of members who were affected," Walker said. "It was devastating for our whole city and county, even for those who weren't directly involved. It was an easy decision to come to - it was something we needed to do."

Walker said residents of Tuscaloosa County are grateful for the support they've received from people all over the state and the country.

"We appreciate what everybody has done - people all over the country have supported us," Walker said. "It has brought us all together. That's something you expect Alabamians and Americans to do, and they did it. It will take a long time to recover, but if everybody pulls together, we'll get back to where we were."


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