ARTICLE: Plantin' Hope In The 'Boro

Nashville may be a large city, but the community has a small town feeling when it comes to helping neighbors during times of need. A perfect example of the warmth and compassion was apparent at the “Plantin’ Hope In The ‘Boro” fundraiser held at The Limelight for the April 10th tornado victims in Murfreesboro.
(Photo L -R: Karyn Rochelle, Corey Batten and Kent Blazy)

Music Circle Inc. helped organize the function with Trisha Fogle, who partnered with Greenhouse Ministries, an organization actively involved in the rebuilding efforts in the Rutherford County area. One of the many ways Greenhouse Ministries is assisting those who lost so much is with a tornado relief warehouse at the old Goody's location at Stones River Mall to help tornado victims get the items they need to rebuild a home for their families. Donated items are being accepted at the warehouse through June 20th.

Performers took the stage in typical writers round fashion to share not only the music, but the stories behind the songs that held special places in their hearts. Some of the hit song writers and country artists who generously gave of their time and amazing talent included Leslie Satcher, Doug Johnson, Kent Blazy, Cory Batten, Karyn Rochelle, Chas Sandford, Chip Davis, Aaron Benward, Brian McComas, Erin Enderlin, Mark Stephen Jones, Shane McAnally & Camille Wallin. The last round held a special treat for guests when surprise guest Hal Ketchum jumped on stage to share his talents and beautiful vocals. The evening closed, but not quietly as Doug Johnson and Chas Sanford had the crowd on their feet and many on stage during their performance of the huge hit song “Missing You”.

Anyone wishing to donate to the Tornado Relief Fund, an account has been set up at Wilson Bank and Trust. You may also make a donation at Greenhouse Ministries' office. If your home was damaged, please contact Julie(494-0499) at Greenhouse Ministries to set up an appointment.
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