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Volunteers came to the aid of tornado survivors in the Equality area last weekend during another 2-day volunteer cleanup event hosted by the Coosa County Long Term Recovery Committee. Photos submitted
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
With cleanup and recovery efforts still ongoing from the January 12 long-track tornado that impacted the Equality area, a fundraiser is currently being held to aid survivors.
The Coosa County Long Term Recovery Committee, formed by the governor’s office to help with recovery efforts, is holding a chicken plate fundraiser with proceeds going toward serving those in the county impacted by the January tornado.
Plates are available for $10 each, and they will include a quarter smoked chicken, baked beans, chips, and dessert. The Coosa LTRC gives special thanks to Triple R Cafe and owner Matthew Reams for donating time to smoke the chickens for the fundraiser.
Additionally, there is a 10% discount on plates for all first responders as a way of thanking them for their service.
Those interested in purchasing plates need to order by October 30 so that the committee knows how many plates to prepare. Plates can be picked up on Saturday, November 4, at the Alfa office on U.S. Highway 231 in Rockford from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Orders can be paid for at pick up using cash or check, or those wishing to pay via Venmo can do so to @LakeMartinUW.
Those wishing to order can contact any member of the Coosa Long Term Recovery Committee, or text Sharon Coffman at 256-935-9561, to order.
The chicken plate fundraiser for tornado recovery efforts follows the committee hosting another two-day volunteer cleanup last weekend.
Volunteers came out last Friday and Saturday, October 20-21, to assist with continued cleanup and recovery efforts now that the temperatures are lower and more conducive for outside labor.
The LTRC described the volunteer work days as largely successful, accomplishing much despite a low turnout of volunteers. However, thanks to those who volunteered and participated, the committee was able to meet most of the requests from survivors that were within their abilities.
In addition to individuals who volunteered and helped clean up, the LTRC also thanks Thelma Baptist Church, Alabama Search and Rescue, Stone Ridge Baptist Church, and Alabama Power Company for their assistance.