Thumbs of the Week: Community comes together for causes

Staff Reports • Updated Oct 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Thumbs up to the Community Foundation for organizing the Music City Cares Fund for victims of the recent shooting in Las Vegas. Grants to hospitals have gone toward lowering “paying down” the bills of victims being treated. The fund also has helped the Country Music Association and other musicians on call to identify places where they can visit those who have been wounded. Other nonprofits provided mental, physical, emotional and legal support to victims.Donations to the Music City Cares Fund are fully tax-deductible, and 100 percent of the donations will go to nonprofits providing for the immediate and long-term needs of victims in the shooting. To give to the fund, visit t.cfmt.org/MusicCityCares.

Thumbs up to Mt. Juliet police Chief James Hambrick for his opportunity to appear on the Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Huckabee Show.” Hambrick will be Huckabee’s second featured guest on the show after former Three Dog Night lead vocalist Chuck Negron appeared on Saturday’s show. He said show producers learned about him through the internet and asked him to appear on the show to discuss policing and race relations in America. Hambrick said he doesn’t know exactly what Huckabee will ask him, but he believes two things will cure the ills of police and race relations in the country. The “Huckabee Show” debuted on the Trinity Broadcasting Network on Oct. 7 and features former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as he interviews guests in a late night show setting. The show airs Saturday at 7 p.m. on TBN. For more information, visit tbn.org/huckabee.

Thumbs up to the Animal Rescue Corps for partnering with Animal Rescue League and SXM Paws of Sint Maarten to rescue nearly 200 homeless animals from the Caribbean island and bring them to Lebanon after Hurricane Irma caused significant damage to 95 percent of the island’s infrastructure. This is ARC’s third hurricane relief effort in recent weeks. It also rescued nearly 500 animals from communities devastated by back-to-back natural disasters. Animal Rescue Corps performed Operation Saints to States in conjunction with SXM Paws, Animal Rescue League, Mills, Nichols and Southern Journey Animal Rescue and Transport. Animal Rescue Corps currently needs volunteers 18 years old and older in Wilson County to help with animal care for the next two weeks. Anyone interested may email [email protected] In the email potential volunteers should include the days and shifts they are available. The shifts are any day from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. 

Thumbs up to the Honeybee Tennessee Foundation for cutting the ribbon on Sept. 20 conducted by the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce. a nonprofit meant to education communities on the significant role honeybees play in agriculture and in the environment. Jessica Dodds was joined by chamber board chairman Jud Nave, chamber president Melanie Minter, chamber ambassadors and staff. For more information, visit facebook.com/honeybeetennessee.


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