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Art Connection is on, some artists donating proceeds

MCAC 2011 posterWe’ve received several phone calls about whether or not the ONB Magic City Art Connection will take place this weekend. According to their fan page on Facebook, not only is the event still taking place this weekend, but several of the participating artists plan on donating portions of their proceeds to area charities helping those affected by the tornadoes.

Two charities that have been mentioned specifically on the page are the Birmingham-Jefferson American Red Cross chapter and the Craft Emergency Relief Fund.

If you’re an artist and plan on donating proceeds from sales this weekend, we’d love to create a list via our comments section.

Crawfish Boil on as well

Another major event taking place in downtown Birmingham this weekend is the Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil, taking place adjacent to the BJCC complex. They’ve announced that donation barrels will be located throughout the festival site.

Regions Bank, Talladega Superspeedway make donations

As news continues to come in about the devastation associated with yesterday’s storms, area businesses have started to commit funds to help those affected.

Regions Bank announced that they will be donating $1 million towards relief efforts in Alabama and other affected Southern states. They also announced that donations for the American Red Cross’ Tornado Disaster Relief Fund will be accepted from customers and non-customers alike at all Regions Bank branch locations.

Talladega Superspeedway has made a commitment of $100,000 towards relief efforts. They’ve also announced plans to open the track to race fans wanting to drive their cars on the historic race track next weekend (May 6-8) for $50 d0nations to the Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Last night, Scott Pierce set up a Causes page on Facebook dedicated to raising funds for the American Red Cross Birmingham Chapter. As of the writing of this post, the page had more than 670 members and had raised nearly $6,500 for Alabama Tornado Relief.

If you know of any other corporate pledges or of other opportunities to donate, please share in the comments section below. We’ll update our list as we are able to.