Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation collects donations for Tornado Victims

COLLEGEDALE, Tennessee (WDEF)- After all the devastation in Kentucky from the tornadoes, Collegedale is coming together to help those impacted by the storm.

“Since our area had gone through so many tornadoes in the last 10 years, that since we were lucky Saturday and we did not have any tornadoes here, that we should try to do something for the folks in Mayfield Kentucky and Dresden Tennessee,” said Director of Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation David Barto.

The Collegedale Tomorrow Foundations wanted to do something meaningful for all those suffering from the damage caused by the tornados in Kentucky.

“My family was hit in the tornado of Easter of 2020. To see the community come together for our community and now for people that we don’t even know. It’s really cool and even this time of Christmas to have Tennesseans volunteering their time and their money and their goods to help others in need,” said Commissioner Ethan White.

They said they are taken aback by how giving the community has been donating food, clothing, and money.

“I had no idea that when we started talking about putting something together for the victims of Northwest Tennessee and Kentucky that we would have almost 2 truckloads of supplies, clothing, Christmas gifts, and $10,000 raised for those communities,” said White.

“What we really need is toys for kids and canned food from our family boxes.” said Barto.

If you want like to make a last minute donation you can drop off donations at the Collegedale commons or contact the Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation.

They want to give a special priority waste and morning point for supplying the trailers as well as McKee Foods for supplying boxes.

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