WETUMPKA, Ala. – Jan. 24, 2019 – The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit initiative of Regions Bank dedicated to supporting a wide range of community investments, on Thursday announced a donation of $10,000 to the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF). The donation from Regions Foundation will support immediate and long-term recovery efforts organized by CACF following the EF-2 tornado that destroyed parts of Wetumpka on Jan. 19.

“Regions Bank and the Regions Foundation are committed to serving and supporting our communities during both good times and bad,” said Arthur DuCote, Montgomery Market Executive for Regions Bank. “Wetumpka is a special place in the River Region. We are proud to be a part of this community, and we will stand with our customers and fellow community members throughout the recovery from last weekend’s storms. We believe in the mission and focus of the Central Alabama Community Foundation, and we are proud to support the Foundation’s work on behalf of the people of Wetumpka and Elmore County.”

Much of the damage was centered in areas around Bridge Street. Pictured is what remains of the historic First Presbyterian Church.

Regions Foundation’s contribution to CACF’s Wetumpka Tornado Relief Fund will be used to support grants for local nonprofit organizations that are working to meet a variety of disaster-recovery needs. Further, CACF will use funding to deliver financial assistance to individuals and local government entities impacted by the tornado.

“The Central Alabama Community Foundation is grateful to work with the Regions Foundation in support of recovery efforts in Wetumpka. Regions continues to be a vital partner in the community through their commitment to give back,” said Burton Crenshaw, President of the Central Alabama Community Foundation. “The donation from the Regions Foundation will make a valuable difference in the lives of individuals as the community heals.”

Wetumpka Mayor Jerry Willis said his city has seen a tremendous response in the days following the storm.

“We would like to thank everyone for the kind generosity and their thoughts and prayers for this community,” Willis said. “The support has been overwhelming. Our needs are many, but we are getting through this because of the people and organizations that are joining forces to help.”

Regions has been part of the Wetumpka community for many years, operating its local branch at 5100 U.S. Highway 231.

About Regions Foundation
Regions Foundation is an Alabama nonprofit corporation with offices located at 1900 5th Avenue North, Floor 22, Birmingham, Alabama, 35203. It is exempt from Federal income tax as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Regions Foundation is funded primarily though contributions from Regions Bank. It engages in a community grantmaking program focused on priorities including economic and community development; education and workforce readiness; financial wellness; and related initiatives fostering inclusive growth across the communities it serves.

About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $126 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is available to work with any customers facing financial hardships as a result of the Jan. 19 storms in Wetumpka and nearby areas. Regions Mortgage customers impacted by the storms can call 1-800-748-9498 to inquire about disaster-recovery financial services. Likewise, customers with home equity loans and other consumer loans can dial 1-866-298-1113 to discuss storm-related needs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.