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Al's Lend a Hand tour rolls into Alabama


It is day four of Lend a Hand TODAY, and this morning Al is in Birmingham, Alabama, to help out Community Kitchens with more than $1.7 million in donations.

This state was devastated by a series of deadly tornadoes that hit back in April. The National Weather Service estimates that 64 tornadoes devastated parts of the state and so many lives.

Community Kitchens is a charity dedicated to making sure those in need get a hot meal every single day.

Learn more about the charity here.

Watch Community Kitchens' organizers' reactions to Al and special guest Paula Deen revealing the $1.7 million in donations in the video below.

TODAY's Al Roker honors the Community Kitchen in Alabama, which provides hot meals for struggling people every day, and celebrity chef Paula Deen jumps on board to help the organization too

Al Roker visits Birmingham, Ala., for Lend a Hand. In this montage, see the generous donors who gave to the organization Community Kitchens. 

Total Day 4 Lend a Hand donation tally: $1,725,655

Complete list of donors
2(x)ist Men's Underwear
All-Clad Metalcrafters
Birmingham Restaurant Supply
Columbia Sportswear Company
Dei Fratelli
Glidden Paint
Good Neighbor Pharmacy
Honest Tea
Jordache Enterprises
McCormick & Company
Meyers Paula Deen Cookware
Motivated Movers
Nestlé Dreyer's Ice Cream of Dreyer's and Edy's Shakes
Old Spice
Paula Deen Aprons
Paula Deen Furniture by Universal Furniture
Paula Deen, Smithfield and the United Food and Commercial Workers
Penske Truck Rental
Procter & Gamble
Raymond James & Associates
Rudolph Foods
Sara Lee, Jimmy Deen, Ball Park and Hillshire Farms
Scotsman Ice Systems
SGI Delivery Solutions
Slim Jim
Steward Machine Company
Strickland Companies
Thompson Tractor Company
Toyota / 100 Cars for Good
United Airlines
Winn-Dixie Stores

If you are a United Mileage Plus member or a Continental OnePass member, donate airline miles and money to Community Kitchens by clicking the links on the corresponding programs.

Want to lend a hand yourself? Let us know here and a TODAY producer may contact you. 

Read about earlier stops in the Lend a Hand tour:
Day 1: AK PRIDE in Anchorage, Alaska | Behind-the-scenes photos
Day 2: The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas | Behind-the-scenes photos
Day 3: Casa de Esperanza in Houston | Behind-the-scenes photos