NRW TORNADO RELIEF FUND BENEFITING FIRST RESPONDERS
Nashville Republican Women created a fundraiser to assist our First Responders during their long hours working areas hit by the March 2, 2020 F2 and F3 tornadoes. Metro-at-Large Councilman Steve Glover recommended Box55 as a great organization to make contributions to. Box55 operates by serving refreshments out of a customized 18 foot response truck to First Responders on scene (Police, Fire, EMS, OEM, etc.) This truck is equipped with a microwave, all aluminum cabinetry and 2 coffee makers. This vehicle also carries misting fans, lighting, a generator, folding chairs, a kerosene heater and a cooler of cold drinks and snacks. Box 55 members are alerted by pager and respond 24 hours, 7 days a week when needed. Based on protocol, one or two members drive the rehab unit to the incident scene, while other members will arrive in their personal vehicle. You can learn more about this wonderful Volunteer group by going to www.box55.org.
The Nashville Republican Women collected $3,000 toward the immediate needs of Box55 and a letter and check was mailed on the March 12th.