$25,000 Funds Disaster Relief and Health Services to Victims of February Tornadoes

February 21, 2008

The Baptist Healing Trust has announced a $25,000 special donation to aid disaster relief and health issues in affected areas of Middle Tennessee.

The Trust is donating $20,000 to the Nashville Area Red Cross for local disaster relief efforts in Middle Tennessee. The American Red Cross is currently assisting more than 900 families in Tennessee following the aftermath of tornadoes on February 5, 2008.

Following the disaster, the Red Cross opened several service centers across the state, including in Hartsville, Lafayette, Fairview and Centerville as well as Jackson, TN. After assisting hundreds of tornado victims, the Red Cross transitioned into outreach assistance with volunteers in the field providing assistance by conducting site visits.

The Trust is donating $5,000 to Hope Family Health Services, a non-profit, faith-based clinic located in Westmoreland, Tennessee serving Sumner, Macon and Trousdale counties. Hope Family Health Services is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality, affordable health care which is patient-based and compassionate. Their mission is to bring hope to the future through healing, both physical and spiritual. While the tornadoes brought devastation to 90% of Macon County, the Hope Family Clinic was spared. Through this contribution, the Trust hopes to provide extra staffing to serve the increased health needs of the community.

The Baptist Healing Trust is grateful for the loving efforts of Hope Family Health Services and the Nashville Area Red Cross as well as the many other health and human service agencies in service to our community affected by the tornadoes.

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