Wayne County was spared significant storm damage last week, when tornadoes struck Nash-ville and the community of Cookeville, Tenn.

    The devastation in Cookeville has hit close to home, and as EMS 
Director Bubby Corder noted Wayne County is fortunate to have been 
spared.
    Corder has been in contact with officials in Cookeville and has 
asked what help they needed.
    Wayne County EMS, in conjunction with the Wayne County Fiscal Court, 
will be accepting donations to benefit the tornado victims in that 
community over the next couple of weeks.
    "On behalf of myself and the Wayne County Fiscal Court, we want to 
extend our help to the Cookville, Tenn. area after the terrible 
tornado that took lives and did much destruction," said Wayne County 
Judge-Executive Mike Ander-son. "Our prayers go out to all those that 
felt the effects of this horrible storm."
    Anderson expressed appreciation to Corder and his staff for working 
to coordinate this collection drive for those affected by the storms.
    Items can be dropped off from now through March 23 at the ASPIRE 
Center or Wayne County EMS. The donations will be taken to Cookeville 
the week of March 23.
    No clothing of any kind will be accepted. Anyone who would rather 
make a monetary donation can go to the Cooke-ville-Putnam County 
Tornado Relief Fund website at https://putnamcountytn.gov/relief/.
    Following are the only items that will be accepted for donation.
Baby Items:
    • Formula
    • Food
    • Diapers (all sizes)
    • Baby Wipes
Other Items:
    • Deodorant
    • Shampoo/
        Conditioner
    • Razors
    • Feminine Products
    • Lotion
    • Soap
    • Toothbrushes/paste
    • Hairbrushes/combs
    • Plastic Totes
    • Flashlights
    • Batteries
    • Work gloves
    • Latex gloves
    • First aid items/kits
    • Pillows
    • Towels
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Non-Perishable Food Items

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