Loretta Lynn Opens Tennessee Ranch To Those Displaced By Tornado
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Early on Tuesday (March 3), a powerful storm tore through Nashville and middle Tennessee. The storm produced a tornado, which touched down and left a path of devastation and destruction in its wake.
As of press time, at least 24 storm-related deaths have been confirmed, according to USA Today.
The storm destroyed many structures and buildings, leaving dozens of people without homes. After hearing about the tornado, one of country music’s last living legends is stepping up to help those displaced by it.
For years, Loretta Lynn has lived on a sprawling ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Located an hour and 15 minutes from Nashville, the ranch is one of Tennessee’s standout tourist attractions.
Lynn’s ranch includes a recording studio, museums, western stores, cabins, and campsites. Now, Lynn is opening up her ranch, specifically its accommodations, to those impacted by the recent tornado.
Speaking to FOX News, Lynn said all of the lodging and camping spaces at her ranch would be available at a discount to those left without homes because of the storm:
“My ranch is offering discounted lodging and campground spaces for those who have lost their homes and need somewhere to go,” she said. “If we all pull together, we’ll all make it.“
The ranch’s official Facebook page also shared the announcement on Lynn’s behalf. The announcement indicated that those displaced by the tornado can stay at any cabin for a 50% discount. All RV and camping spots will be available at a 75% discount.
This discount will be available until March 29.
If you know someone who was displaced by the Tennessee tornado, you may want to direct them to Lynn’s ranch.
Want to help with the tornado relief effort in other ways? Here’s a list of some of the things you can do:
- If you live in the area, the Community Resource Center (CRC) is in need of the following items: trash bags, paper towels, work gloves, cleaning supplies, bleach, box cutters, personal hygiene items, and baby diapers.
- You can volunteer your time through Hands on Nashville by visiting this link.
- The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has established an emergency fund to help with relief efforts. You can make a donation to the fund here.
- Monetary donations can also be made through The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties by texting RELIEF2020 to 41444 or by visiting this website.
“One thing I know for sure is that Nashville will rebuild and be stronger and better,” Lynn told FOX News. She speaks the truth, because Nashville and its people are resilient.
We continue to pray for all who have been impacted by the tornado.