Williamson Inc has partnered with Visit Franklin and One Generation Away to collect canned foods and cash donations from now through the end of October to aid in relief for the Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. In early November, One Generation Away and its volunteers will take all the collected items and fresh produce to the areas of Texas in the greatest need and set up a mobile food pantry to deliver food directly to hurricane victims.
In early November, One Generation Away and its volunteers will take all the collected items and fresh produce to the areas of Texas in the greatest need and set up a mobile food pantry to deliver food directly to hurricane victims.
“Our community learned a lot about relief efforts in 2010 when we went through our historic flood,” said One Generation Away Founder & Director Chris Whitney. “Immediately after the disaster, aid is coming in from around the country, but in the weeks and months that follow life will continue to go on and the need will still be there. That is the need we want to help fulfill. We want our friends in Texas to know that we’ll be here to help and support them for the long haul.”
There will be a collection bin at the Williamson, Inc. office, located at 5005 Meridian Blvd., Suite 150 in Franklin, where donations can be dropped off. Below is a list of items to donate. If you would rather make a cash contribution, it will go directly to the purchase of fresh produce which One Generation Away will provide in the mobile food pantry. Donations can be made online at www.onegenaway.com and will go directly towards the purchase of fresh produce.
“As a hospitality community our hearts break for our friends in Texas,” said WCCVB President & CEO Ellie Westman Chin. “We want to do what we can to help. We know the recovery process will be long and feel even harder after the initial attention passes. We are lucky to have an incredible, giving community here and such a compassionate organization like One Generation Away we can partner with to lend a helping hand.”
For those asking why they are sending donations in November instead of now? The area is inundated with relief organizations and help now because it is top of mind for so many. Knowing this will be a long process, Williamson Inc, One Generation Away and Visit Franklin want to help fulfill their long-range needs and ensure Texans are still receiving the aid they need, long after the TV cameras and news crews are gone.
Donation drop off locations include:
Boyle Investment Company (2000 Meridian Blvd, Suite 250, Franklin)
Brentwood Library (8109 Concord Road, Brentwood)
Christ Community Church (1215 Hillsboro Road, Franklin)
First District Coffee (1880 Fairview Blvd, Fairview)
Franklin City Hall (109 3rd Avenue South, Franklin)
Franklin Police Headquarters (900 Columbia Avenue, Franklin)
Franklin Synergy Bank – Berry Farms (40 Moss Lane, Suite 100, Franklin)
Franklin Synergy Bank – Brentwood (134 Pewitt Drive, Brentwood)
Franklin Synergy Bank- Cool Springs (3359 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin)
Franklin Synergy Bank – Downtown Franklin (772 Columbia Ave, Franklin)
Franklin Synergy Bank – Nolensville (7177 Nolensville Road, Suite A3, Nolensville)
Franklin Synergy Bank – Westhaven (1015 Westhaven Blvd, Franklin)
HandyMan Hardware (731 Columbia Ave., Franklin)
Leiper’s Fork Distillery (3381 Southall Road, Franklin)
Marriott Cool Springs (700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin)
Mercedes-Benz of Nashville (630 Bakers Bridge Avenue, Franklin)
Mill Creek Brewing Company (2008 B Johnson Industrial Blvd, Nolensville)
New Hope Academy (1820 Downs Blvd, Franklin)
TMA Group (708 Columbia Ave, Franklin)
Music City Roots at The Factory at Franklin (230 Franklin Road, Franklin)
Twine Graphics & Screen Printing, LLC – (304 Public Square, Franklin)
Visit Franklin Visitor Center (400 Main Street, Suite 130, Franklin)
Westhaven Resident’s Club – (401 Cheltenham Ave., Franklin)
Williamson, Inc (5005 Meridian Blvd, Suite 150, Franklin)