Mend the Heart Tornado Relief Benefit Auction

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine At  · 

When: Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Time: 6 - 8 PM

Where: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine At

901 S College St

Auburn, AL 36849

Join Mend on Tuesday, August 13, from 6-8 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art for an art benefit for the March 3 Lee County tornado victims. There will be a silent auction, a live auction, and hors d'oeuvres.

Tickets are $50. To purchase tickets for the event or to make a donation, click here. Tickets can also be purchased at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce building located at 714 East Glenn Avenue. Anyone interested in submitting any medium of art for the auction should email

Mend was established by EAMC as a community-wide effort to provide recovery services to individuals and families affected by the March 3, 2019 tornados in the Beauregard and Smiths Station communities of Lee County, Alabama. 

In the aftermath of the tornados that ripped through the Beauregard and Smiths Station communities, countless people from Lee County and beyond responded with amazing compassion, humbling empathy, and unmatched love and support for their neighbors. Donation centers were set up, money and volunteers came pouring in, and phones were ringing off the hook with people asking how they could help. That immediate response was nothing short of amazing! With the spotlight on Lee County, we showed the nation our heart…our resilience, grit, and commitment to take care of our own.

The more we’ve learned about the impact of the storms, and the hundreds and hundreds of homes and lives it has affected, the more we know that the relief and recovery efforts will be ongoing for months, and for many, even years. East Alabama Medical Center saw early on that there was a need to coordinate the various efforts to maximize the work being done.

From that, “Mend – Rebuilding Lee County One Life At A Time” was created.

Mend is a program that brings together the many local service organizations, churches, civic groups, and businesses, along with national and state organizations, to work on long term recovery efforts. Our mission is to To ensure that all affected by tragedy and disaster are able to fully recover physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually”.

By bringing all these groups together, we have the chance to better communicate the needs of the community, and distribute our efforts to more effectively reach those in need.

Credit: Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau


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