Thanksgiving meal served to Waverly residents – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-11-25 16:26:28 –

Waverly, Tennessee — People in the flood-affected Waverly and neighboring communities received a welcome meal Thanksgiving.

Community Thanksgiving was founded three years ago at American Legion 34 on North Church Street. But it has taken on new implications for the recovering city.

Waverly was devastated by the historic floods of August 21, and many lives were lost in a short period of time. Since then, hundreds of people are still trying to recover.

But Thursday afternoon, at least Thanksgiving meals were covered.

Kathy Klein said she was called in to start a Thanksgiving feast.

“One night, three years ago, I slept, and it stayed up all night, and I didn’t sleep about Thanksgiving in the community,” Klein said. After another sleepless night, she promised God that if she could just fall asleep, she would start a community meal on Thanksgiving Day.

The next day, when she woke up, she said she did exactly that.

It has grown since its inception. But she is afraid that many of the people they helped have left the city ever since.

Donate what you have left to a nearby hospital or someone who needs a meal.

“I go back and forth between towns. When I find the garage open, I stop and eat.”

But there were many people who could have a hot meal on Thursday. Some who were serving barely survived the flood surge. Bonnie Whitfield was caught in a car with her husband and three dogs when the flood waters rose.

“The water went up so fast and we were on the truck. We had to leave through the sunroof,” Whitfield said. “This guy came with a rope and pulled us out.”

Whitfield was one of the kitchen helpers for Thanksgiving meals. She said she felt it was right to give back.

Another Waverly resident, Globert Story, lost two homes and all his cars. He said he was there for food.

“I am grateful for my life and all the donations made by my church and everyone else. They were very kind throughout this process,” the story said.

In all, there were hundreds of people who appeared to get food on Thursday.

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