Donations Headed to Tennessee
Hundreds of cases of water, sports drinks and snacks are on the way to Tennessee tonight.
In an effort started up by a Gulfport High School teacher, his wife, and Coast resident Scotty Butcher, Gulfport High School, Anniston and Bayou View Elementary all pitched in to collect donations for the victims in Gatlinburg. Butcher is planning to take a trailer full of supplies to Gatlinburg to deliver the items to first responders and anyone else who needs them.
Coordinator Cortney Huffman tells News 25 the community has responded in an overwhelming way. “I’ve been going there since I was an infant, one to two times a year. It’s like a second home to us and when we got married, we take our kids every year and it kind of felt like it did when Katrina hit. We just felt like we needed to do something to help.”
Huffman tells News 25 they will drop off the donations at the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce, churches or any other drop off locations.