The UTHSC Campus Police Department held a fundraiser and donation to assist Middle Tennessee residents with flood recovery efforts. Through the fundraiser, which was held September 1-3 on the Memphis campus, Campus Police collected over 50 cases of bottled water, 17 boxes of assorted items including diapers, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, canned goods, pet food, and other assorted items.
After record-breaking rainfall, several areas in Middle Tennessee were damaged by flooding. Especially impacted was Humphreys County.
Three truckloads of items were delivered by Deputy Chief A.C. Knight, Officer James Hamer, and Officer Sammie Whitney to the Waverly Donation Center in Waverly, Tennessee, located in Humphreys County.
“As law enforcement professionals, it is our calling to help others in need,” Deputy Chief Knight said, “The lives of many families in the Waverly community have been changed forever as a result of this disaster. It was an honor for us to be able to assist the Waverly community. We could find ourselves in the same situation one day.”