Morristown charity asks for help after water damage

A Morristown nonprofit organization that helps children in need finds itself in need of a helping hand.

Water pipes burst above a storage warehouse for the Tennessee Food on Foot Foundation during last week's cold snap. When volunteers arrived for work Friday, they were greeted by three feet of water and collapsing ceilings that ruined hundreds of items set to be given away to families in need.

The organization gives food bags to about five hundred students each week in Hamblen and Grainger Counties so they'll have food to eat over the weekend.

They also hand out toiletry bags, food baskets for families, school supplies, and special items on holidays.

Organizers say they are working to move forward.

"We're going to try to get out today and tomorrow and get the food for the children for the schools. We're still going to take those to the schools. And we're just going to take it a day at a time. We're not going to be defeated by this because God don't want us to," said Food of Foot founder Carolyn Jarnagin.

Food on Foot runs strictly on donations and volunteer labor. If you would like to help call 865-566-5778 or go to their website.


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