Chester County showed up to support McNairy storm victims this week in a big way. Friday evening, the community raised $5,500 at Besso’s. Saturday, the Henderson Fire Department delivered a truck-load of donated items following a benefit event at Tractor Supply. Bethel Springs Disaster Relief Coordinator Vonda Burns said what started out as a simple goal of feeding those who had been affected by recent severe weather has become a full-scale operation. “We’re grateful,” said Burns, “It’s not been any one person, it’s a group effort of volunteers.” She added those showing up to help are from many different communities. “It is a blessing that came out of a tragedy…it’s because of God. He’s right there in the midst of us.”
For those who would like to help, current needs are monetary donations which will go toward temporary lodging for storm victims and personal care items. These may be delivered to First Baptist Church at 143 Jackson Ave., Bethel Springs, Tn., 38315. For more information, contact Burns at 731-610-6580.