At approximately 12:30 am Tuesday morning, a massive EF-3 tornado touched down in our city and continued on a 60-mile path of destruction through several counties, strengthening as it went. The tornado killed 25 people, destroyed homes, schools and forever changed our city and our lives. As our city and state woke Tuesday, we were in shock. But almost instantly, we did what Tennesseans do best: we left our homes and poured into the disaster zone to help our neighbors. You see, we live in the Volunteer State and that’s a name we take seriously. Before we made the national news, before the sun was even up that morning, we were there helping. And this weekend, 30,000 volunteers are in the affected areas bringing support and help.
In Davidson County and Wilson county, several schools were damaged or destroyed. This weekend, teachers in Davidson county are packing up what can be salvaged and moving to different buildings and setting up a classroom so the school can resume Monday. In Wilson county, teachers have lost everything in schools that were completely damaged. They are waiting to hear about the rest of the school year.
Often in times of disaster, we want to know what we can do to help from far away. So a group of Tennessee Teachers has teamed up to raise funds for tornado relief in Middle Tennessee.
We are teaming up and will donate 20% of our TPT (and for those of us with our own our online stores, those sales are included as well) sales from Monday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th to The Community Foundation Of Middle Tennesee. The CFMT serves all of Middle Tennessee and has been in operation for 29 years. They are already doing great work to help the victims of this tragedy. To learn more or to donate directly to the CFMT, click the image!
To support Tennessee, make a purchase at any of these stores Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10 and 20% of all sales will be donated to the Community Foundation Of Middle Tennessee.
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