On Tuesday, March 3, 2020 a series of large tornados touched down from Nashville to Cookeville. The devastation and destruction has been tremendous for so many in our city and beyond. At OneGenAway we are doing all we can do help those impacted by this event by bringing non-perishable and fresh food to these areas.
Currently, we are raising funds to allow us to serve the recent victims of the Tennessee tornados. Over the next weeks, and months, we have mobile food distributions planned that will serve Nashville and Cookeville (see mobile pantry page). We thank the many who have donated and served and pray for continued support as we help these communities.
Natural Disasters cause crisis. Hurricanes like Harvey and Maria cause billions of dollars in damage and thousands of people are displaced. The national guard is called in and the news is flooded with images of devastation and the heroic acts of first responders. But once the reporters leave, and FEMA has done their initial work, the incredible need of the people impacted by natural disasters persists.
OneGen goes into affected communities three months AFTER disaster strikes. We intentionally coincide with the departure of first responders. We bring one or more truckloads of food, each truckload averaging thirty thousands pounds of food, to help with disaster relief and remind our friends that they are not forgotten.