Blackbelt Benefit Group, Tally-Ho holding tornado relief for Selma Residents

Published 9:27 am Thursday, February 2, 2023

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The Blackbelt Benefit Group and Tally-Ho Restaurant and Lounge are working together to hold a tornado relief benefit on Saturday.

Three hundred plates of pork tenderloin, rice and gravy, green beans and 100 bags of groceries will be given out, starting at 11 a.m.  and ending at 1 p.m.

BBG President Josh Wilkerson said it’s all about helping Selma and Dallas County residents recover from the tornado that devastated the area on January 12.

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“The Blackbelt Benefit Group has a long history of supporting our communities, not only in times of crisis but also in better times,” Wilkerson said. “In response to the devastating tornado that struck Selma on 1/12/2023, we are proud to partner with The Tally Ho in providing hot meals to those affected and to the volunteers working tirelessly to assist them.”

The BBG is encouraging Selma and Dallas County residents to leave a name, number, address, and how many plates in the comments section, so they can deliver them.

“To ensure that everyone receives a meal, we ask those interested to provide us with their name, address, phone number, and the desired number of plates by commenting on our original Facebook post or by texting/calling 344-410-0582,” Wilkerson said.

Wilkerson said serving the community in a crucial time is important with the hashtag #Selma Strong.

“Our commitment to serving those in need runs deep, and we will continue to support our community in any way we can,” Wilkerson said. “Together, we can make a positive impact on those affected by this tragedy”

BBG members are: Josh Wilkerson, Paul Wilkerson, Edgar Reeves, Allen Reeves, Carl Bowline, Chris Weaver, Andrew Slagel, Logan Cowart, & Ex-Officio Clay Carmichael who is now acting in a strictly advisory role.