Possumtown Outreach seeks donations at Hartmann Drive location

Organization aims to provide food, clothing, more for Sneedville, Tenn. residents
Dec 18, 2013

In an effort to allow more citizens to donate to the Possumtown Outreach program that benefits residents of Sneedville, Tenn., the organization placed a trailer at Nashville Display on Hartmann Drive in Lebanon.

Jerry McFarland, the outreach coordinator, said he had received several phone calls from people wishing to donate who said it was too far of a drive to get all the way to the tractor trailer in Possumtown.

“I got several calls, so I talked to James Spears and we have put a small trailer out at Nashville Display so that people don’t have to drive all the way here to Possumtown,” said McFarland.

Spears said Tuesday afternoon that the trailer will remain in the business’ parking lot through Thursday evening.

“Any donations will be accepted,” Spears said. “Right now we have a severe need for beds and bedding, and we are also looking for canned goods, sanitary items and clothing.”

He noted that this is the season of giving and people have been generous, but in Hancock County, which is the poorest in the state and one of the poorest in the nation, “you have to think about them all year.”

He said the trailer will be taken to Possumtown Friday for any donations received to be added to the large trailer and carried to Sneedville.

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