FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KINGS OF LEON TO DONATE PROCEEDS FROM JULY 26TH CONCERT IN ORANGE BEACH TO ALABAMA TORNADO RELIEF
Nashville, TN - Kings of Leon today announced the establishment of the Kings of Leon Tornado Recovery Fund. This fund is to provide long-term tornado recovery primarily in the state of Alabama, which was devastated by a record 53 tornadoes on April 27th, 2011. Proceeds from the band’s July 26th concert at The Amphitheater at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama, will be donated to the fund, which will be administered as part of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, in conjunction with Kings of Leon.
Kate Nielsen, President of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham: "We are glad to work with Kings of Leon through an Advised Fund to find the most effective ways to assist individuals, families and communities rebuilding in the wake of the April tornadoes. Establishing this tornado recovery fund demonstrates yet again how much people care about the long-term needs of Alabama’s tornado survivors."
About the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham: The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham is the oldest and largest community foundation in Alabama, dedicated to driving positive change through grants and to leveraging donor giving to meet community needs forever. The Community Foundation has experience in support for previous disaster recovery efforts, including tornadoes and Hurricane Katrina. For more information, go to www.foundationbirmingham.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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