Spire donates $16,000 to American Red Cross chapters in storm-impacted areas in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM (January 31, 2023) — Spire is donating $16,000 to American Red Cross chapters for assistance in communities impacted by recent tornadoes that swept across Alabama.

“We’re making sure people have what they need so they can start to rebuild,” said Kelly Hodges, executive director American Red Cross of Central East Alabama. “I have talked to countless families who have lost everything. The generosity of donors like Spire is what allows us to be there for those families so that they don’t have to go through this difficult time alone.”

The donation is another example of Spire’s commitment to help the communities like Selma, Prattville and Mt. Vernon rebuild from tornado damage related to recent severe weather. Volunteers from Spire cooked meals and provided much-needed supplies to the community of Selma at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Jan. 27.

"When we heard of the devastation caused by the tornadoes, Spire and our employees immediately began thinking about ways we could help,” said Joe Hampton, president of Spire Alabama, Gulf Coast and Mississippi. “Working with the Red Cross to quickly provide relief was the first step, but teams from Spire will continue to work in these communities to help them rebuild.”