Woodmore Fund releases video appeal for relief funds ahead of holidays

Woodmore Fund releases video appeal for relief funds ahead of holidays

December 16th, 2016 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

The fatal Woodmore Elementary school bus crash on Nov. 21 rocked the community and left 25 families in shock.

The day following the crash the Community Foundation and the United Way of Greater Chattanooga launched The Woodmore Fund, which continues to raise money for the families affected by the crash of bus No. 366.  

In the days after the crash, police officials warned about scams masquerading as alternative Woodmore Funds. The Woodmore Fund operated by the Community Foundation and the United Way is the only official fund set up to benefit the victims of the Woodmore bus crash.

Since the fund was launched more than 2,000 people have donated, and today The Woodmore Fund launched a video asking for continued support for these families.

"Those we love will not be overcome, not be overcome, not on our watch," people in the video state. "We must give, and give, and give."

Last week the immediate families of the children involved in the accident received a disbursement from the fund after they completed required paperwork. A second distribution of funds is expected before the holidays.

In the days after the crash, police officials warned about scams masquerading as alternative Woodmore Funds. The Woodmore Fund operated by the Community Foundation and the United Way is the only official fund set up to benefit the victims of the Woodmore bus crash, and their families. 

GIVE BY CHECK

Checks can be made payable to the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga with "The Woodmore Fund" in the memo. Checks can be dropped off or mailed to:

Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
Attn: Woodmore Fund
1270 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Checks can also be made payable to United Way of Greater Chattanooga with "The Woodmore Fund" in the memo. Checks can be dropped off or mailed to:
United Way of Greater Chattanooga
Attn: Woodmore Fund
630 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

GIVE BY PHONE
Text Woodmore to 91999 or call 2-1- 1 (423-265- 8000)

GIVE ONLINE
Give online at https://www.woodmorefund.org

 


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