Martina McBride launches GoFundMe to help feed Middle Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Country music star Martina McBride is jumping in to lend a hand after the devastating deadly tornadoes in Middle Tennessee followed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

McBride donated a truckload of food and has launched a GoFundMe campaign to feed school kids along with the music and special event workforce who are hurting financially from concert cancellations.

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McBride’s donation of emergency food was distributed to neighborhoods in Nashville in addition to areas of Wilson and Putnam counties who were hit by the tornado.

Donations to the GoFundMe campaign will help deliver food to school kids and senior citizens who do not have access to nourishing food during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to learn more.

Most patients with COVID-19 have a mild respiratory illness including fever, cough and shortness of breath. The Tennessee Department of Health strongly encourages Tennesseans to wash your hands often with soap and water and to not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

The CDC recommends that organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States.

High-risk individuals are defined as adults over 60 years old or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions such as: Heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease.

The Tennessee Department of Health offers a COVID-19 Public Information Line at 877-857-2945, with information available daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time.

Stay with News 2 for continuing coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic.


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