ReadBAMARead is a non-profit organization that was formed within weeks of the devastating April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak that not only ripped through the heart of Tuscaloosa and surrounding cities, but also completely devastated local school libraries. The mission of ReadBAMARead is simply to replace more than 280,000 school library books that were destroyed by the tornado.
To have funds for the libraries to purchase books. We want contributors to know that their donations are for a specific need and at the same time they are facilitating the education of the young children that benefit from our foundation’s gifts.
To support learning and enhance literacy in the Alabama community through a continually growing outreach program designed to get books and resources to the youngest students in our community, helping to encourage and strengthen a love for reading that will lead to greater educational success in their lives.