Franklin, Brentwood fire depts. accepting canned food donations for tornado victims through Dec. 21

Franklin and Brentwood firefighters are collecting canned good and easy-open items for the victims of the Dec. 10 tornado through Dec. 21.  (Courtesy One Generation Away)
Franklin and Brentwood firefighters are collecting canned good and easy-open items for the victims of the Dec. 10 tornado through Dec. 21. (Courtesy One Generation Away)

Franklin and Brentwood firefighters are collecting canned good and easy-open items for the victims of the Dec. 10 tornado through Dec. 21. (Courtesy One Generation Away)

Franklin and Brentwood fire departments have partnered with nonprofit One Generation Away to collect canned goods and other easily opened items for victims of the tornadoes that hit four states overnight Dec. 10.

The food will be delivered to victims in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, said Chris Whitney, executive director of the Franklin-based One Generation Away.

Whitney stressed the great need for items with easy-open or pop tops as well as easy mac and cheese, cereal bars, peanut butter and crackers, and diapers and wipes.

On Dec. 14, the number of confirmed deaths due to the storms in Kentucky, the hardest-hit state, was 74, with 122 people unaccounted for, according to an update from the office of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.

The storm also caused widespread damage in Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee. President Joe Biden has granted an emergency declaration making federal assistance available to impacted areas, including nine counties in Tennessee.


Donations will be accepted through Dec. 21 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at the following locations:

Franklin

  • Station No. 1, 500 New Hwy. 96 W.

  • Station No. 2, 907 Murfreesboro Road

  • Station No. 3, 298 Mallory Station Road

  • Station No. 4, 2039 Fieldstone Parkway

  • Station No. 5, 215 Noah Drive

  • Station No. 6, 1061 Cool Springs Blvd.


Brentwood


  • Brentwood Fire Station No. 1, at 5211 Maryland Way

  • Fairview Fire Station No. 31, 7131 Bowie Lake Road


Spring Hill


  • Station No. 1, 440 Beechcroft Road

  • Station No. 2, 4273 Port Royal Road

  • Station No. 3, 4000 Campbell Station Parkway


People interested in donating or assisting in the aftermath of the storms can visit the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency recovery page here.

One Generation Away is located at 320 Premier Court, Ste. 218, Franklin. 615-538-7413. http://onegenaway.com
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