Extra reduction cash heading to Midstate counties devastated by flooding | Information

Waverly, TN (WSMV) – More help goes to flood-ravaged Midstate Counties.

It comes in the form of grants to nonprofit and religious organizations from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

News4 spoke to Casey Johnsen when she was picking up supplies at Waverly First Baptist Church on Friday.

She and her husband moved to the area just before the Wisconsin flood disaster. You live with friends now.

“I remember the night before we were in Waverly looking at properties for sale,” said Johnsen.

Less than 24 hours later, Waverly was under the water.

“You just see water everywhere. It was just quick,” said Johnsen.

Emergency grants worth $ 200,000 will go to 11 area agencies. The grants come from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help those affected by the deadly floods.

The money will help with food, financial aid, temporary housing, and rubble removal when needed.

“Well, I appreciate all the help we can get if we have a long-term plan,” said Pastor Scott Brown of Waverly First Baptist.

Brown said he was grateful that the church will receive a $ 10,000 grant.

“It’s really just about meeting people where they are and helping them get where they want to be, but our goal is to put 100% of that money back into the community, back in The people. We don’t want to keep a dime of it, “said Brown.

For three weeks, Pastor Brown and Church volunteers spent long days serving their ward.

“Sometimes it feels like everything we do is just a drop in the ocean, but the truth is, if there are enough drops, it can fill this bucket,” Brown said.

The aid money is part of the foundation’s first funding round.

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