• 54°

Alabama in Action, LifeSouth help residents after April 28 tornadoes

LifeSouth and The Valley's CW helped individuals recovering from tornado damage.  (RECORD PHOTO/GREGG PARKER
LifeSouth and The Valley’s CW helped individuals recovering from tornado damage. (RECORD PHOTO/GREGG PARKER)

MADISON, LIMESTONE COUNTIES – Residents in Limestone and Madison counties continue to recover from tornadoes that wreaked havoc to homes and properties on April 28. Fortunately, neighbors in the Tennessee Valley are helping.

On May 1, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and Alabama in Action collaborated on a combined blood drive and collection drive for essential supplies at University Kia.

“The event was amazing,” Tamara Watts said. Watts works as LifeSouth’s communications development coordinator for North Alabama. “We collected a huge amount of clothing, pallets of water and toiletries.”

LifeSouth also met their daily goal for the bloodmobile to serve North Alabama.

Alabama in Action is the community outreach campaign sponsored by WHDF-TV – The Valley’s CW. The television station also partnered with Cumulus Huntsville, American Red Cross and Christmas Charities Year Round in the collection drive.

“Together, we sent out a desperate plea to our audiences, fans, friends and families and collected an amazing amount of donations,” WHDF General Manager C. Doug Sutton Jr. said. “It was truly humbling at the end of the day to see the generosity and compassion our community has for those affected by the tornado outbreaks.”

“Each donation was truly special, and we’re grateful. These donations will help put a smile on the neighbors’ faces that are in dire need,” Sutton said.

In addition, Maynard Cooper and Gale Attorneys collected $3,500 to donate to the American Red Cross and donated more than 4,000 bottles of water. Home Depot, BF Fasteners, Stone Creek Dental Care and Madison Hospital also supported the drive, Sutton said.

For more information about LifeSouth, call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707 or visit lifesouth.org.

The Valley’s CW’s address is 200 Andrew Jackson Way in Huntsville. For more information, call 256-536-1550, email to dsutton@thevalleyscw.tv or visit thevalleyscw.tv.

James Clemens High School

Chase Lynn’s work on Heritage Church campus secures his Eagle rank

Madison

Madison County Sheriff’s Office charges man for making school threats

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 5, 2021

Madison

New traffic signal at County Line Road and Old Highway 20 set for activation

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones students gain perspective, win awards at HOSA conference

Madison

Trash Pandas season opener rained out

James Clemens High School

Gohlich restores refuge nature trail to earn Eagle rank in Boy Scouts

Bob Jones High School

Legere, Lott, Prater and Sullivan rank academically in Calhoun’s Top Ten

Madison

Madison City Schools hit with cybersecurity threat

Madison

Student families take a moment to thank teachers this week

Madison

American Legion hosts 2 baseball activities for youth

Madison

Madison woman dies in Limestone wreck

Digital Version

Check out the 2021-22 edition of “Explore Huntsville-Madison”

Madison

Heritage claims kudos at FIRST LEGO League Challenge

Madison

Huntsville-managed moon rocket arrives at Kennedy Space Center

Bob Jones High School

Madison students earn corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship

Madison

Downtown Rescue Mission breaks ground on new store in Madison

Madison

I-565 interchange at Town Madison and Toyota Field now open

Madison

Paving at Intergraph Way and Lime Quarry Road

Discovery Middle School

State championship proves easy victory for Discovery Scholar’s Bowl Team

Harvest

Biden administration nominates Kim Lewis to TVA Board of Directors

Madison

City Council to interview finalists for police chief on May 8

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 28, 2021

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, James Clemens return to Top 10 of ‘Best High Schools in Alabama’

x