Volunteers in Tennessee have been quick to help a family in need after a tornado left their property in complete disarray. 

The tornado struck down the Crockett family's home in Cookeville, Tennessee on March 2, 2020. Darrin Crockett says he was lucky to have been awake and heard the tornado warning alarm on his cellphone.

He was then able to bring his family into their laundry room, which Crockett says is the only place in his home that he and his family could have survived in.

While in the laundry room a 2x4 board fell across the washing machine, covering the family and taking all the impact of debris hitting them. The Crocketts say they were lucky enough to walk away with only cuts and bruises.

Volunteers from the Crocketts church, neighbouring churches, and people from the Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief have all come together to salvage items that were not damaged and throw out any debris on the property. 

Twenty-four people have been reported to have died due to the tornado.


TBMB Disaster Relief Report from Cookeville

Hey all, here is a video report from the rubble of Cookeville that we didn’t get to post yesterday. Thought you’d be interested. The story mentioned in the report can be found at the link below. If you’re interested in financially helping, you can support the relief effort by donating through Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief (TNdisasterrelief.org). Every penny goes directly to serving those affected. Just so you know, it’s your Cooperative Program and Golden Offering giving that makes TBDR possible. Link to story: https://baptistandreflector.org/a-barking-dog-and-a-miracle/

Posted by Tennessee Baptist Mission Board on Wednesday, March 4, 2020