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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.

Join Stephen’s 5K team in February

wambheaderStephen Vinson started Who Ate My Blog? in February of this year. The purpose of the blog is simple – a friend challenged him to lose 300 pounds between February of this year and April of 2010. If he’s successful, his friend has promised him an all-expense paid trip to the Talladega 500 (complete with limo).

One of Stephen’s goals is to walk a 5K; he’s chosen to participate in the 2010 BE&K 5K benefiting Kid One Transport. He’s even saying that there may even be some t-shirts made up for those willing to be part of the WhoAteMyBlog.com team… Leave a comment on his post and let him know if you’re interested.