HEFLIN, Ala. (WIAT) — The contracted crew injured in the Colonial Pipeline explosion was from L.E. Bell Construction based in Heflin. The L.E. Bell Construction Pipeliners Wives are now doing what they can to help the victims and their families. The wives say they have a strong support group in each other, and have banded together in the past for activities. There’s a group of more than 100 pipeliners wives and after the explosion they knew they had to do something.
They’ve started multiple fundraisers, including a t-shirt campaign. And they are going to be hosting a benefit lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 9th. It will be in the center of Heflin in the old Buster Mile parking lot in between the Small Town Bank and Alabama Eye Care. They are selling $5 BBQ sack lunches. They are taking orders now. It’ll start at 10:30 a.m.
Here’s more information on the t-shirts the wives are selling. All proceeds from the fundraisers go to the victims’ families by way of a bank account to be equally divided between the families.
If you are in the Birmingham area, you can drop off donations for the families at the 2nd floor hospital lobby at UAB. The families need rolls of quarters, gift cards, etc. Anything that could make their stay more comfortable since they are spending long hours with their loved ones in the burn unit. There is a Starbucks and Subway in the hospital so, gift cards are appreciated. Also, VISA gift cards would also be useful. You can stop in the lobby at the information desk and they can help you get the donations to the families.
In addition, the Pipeline Wives have started a
The pipeline wives have received an immense amount of support from the Heflin community. These are all the businesses they’d like to thank for donating to the fundraising lunch, and a thank you for the people who continue to donate: Piggly Wiggly, WM Grocery, Fred’s, Dollar General, Buster Miles Dealership, Cleburne Pharmacy, Mark Hammoc at Cleburne Chiropractic, and many other local businesses.