Nashvillians David and Beckie Durham are spending their Thanksgiving providing aid to Hurricane Sandy Survivors along the New Jersey shore.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Eight Middle Tennesseans are spending their Thanksgiving on the New Jersey coast providing aid to Super-Storm Sandy survivors.
David Durham has been in Atlantic City all week helping homeowners dispose of damaged furniture and tear out water-soaked drywall.
“You can still see the water line on the houses and the buildings. It came up to, in some places, well over three feet – sometimes four feet. So you can pretty much assume that there’s interior damage in all of the houses that you drive by.”
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro has celebrated its official opening with food and fellowship.
The Daily News Journal reports guests on Sunday included U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Jerry Martin and U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas Perez.
The Rev. Joseph Breen, a Catholic priest from Nashville, also joined the celebration. He said it was important to support the freedom to worship because if it can be taken away from some people, it can be taken from everyone.
Officers with the New York Police Department help unload a shipment of emergency food supplies sent to the East Coast by the Nashville based ministry Church of Christ Disaster Relief
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Middle Tennesseans continue to do what they can to lend a hand to Superstorm Sandy survivors.
Jim Coles, a spokesman for Church of Christ Disaster Relief based in Nashville, tells WMOT News they’ve now sent 14 tractor trailer loads of food to the East Coast.
“We got two trucks to go out today. That will be truck numbers 15 and 16. (It will) be a total probably of about $1.5 million so far that we’ve sent out and we’ll probably be ready Monday morning with a couple more trucks to go out.”
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but Tennessee’s college students were badly hurt by the recession.
Research out today from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission shows that the number of students likely to need financial aid to finish a university degree rose by nearly one-third in the five years between 2007 and 2011.
In spite of that finding, the Commission voted Thursday to recommend a new round of tuition increases for the state’s universities, community colleges and technical schools.