Collegedale taking donations for tornado victims
COLLEGEDALE, Tennessee (WDEF) – The City of Collegedale is taking donations for victims of the tornado that devastated Mayfield, Kentucky.
They are partnering with the Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation.
Collegedale leaders realized they had things in common with Mayfield.
They are about the same size, they both have small colleges and now both have experienced catastrophic tornadoes.
They are looking for hard goods, like winter clothes, non-perishable food, diapers, toiletries, and children’s toys.
Plus checks made out to the Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation with “Mayfield” written in the memo.
Director David Barto says 100% of the donations will be sent to relief agencies helping Mayfield.
Commisioner Ethan White says “I feel this is a great opportunity to unite our community and help another which is in great need. My family was greatly helped after the 2020 Easter tornado locally and I feel this is a great way to pay it forward.”
The Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, so monetary contributions are generally tax-deductible. Donations will be accepted through December 22 at Collegedale City Hall from 8am until 5pm during the weekdays and from 9am until 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
On December 23, Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation representatives will transport the donations to help those in Mayfield who have lost so much just before Christmas. Collegedale City Hall is located at 4910 Swinyar Drive off of Apison Pike.