Residents come to aid of Denmark family after storm destroys home
MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — One community has come together to help a family in need after their home was destroyed by the Wednesday night storm.
Last night’s storm devastated homes in the Denmark community of Madison county.
The heavy rains and forceful winds blew the roof off a few homes while the families were still inside.
The cleanup continued Thursday morning as the Walden family tried to salvage what was left of their home.
Their special needs son had to be extracted from the home Wednesday night after the roof and walls fell, trapping them inside.
“There’s tons of people here helping out and loading up their house,” said Karl Snider, the family friend who is helping with the cleanup and fundraising. “It’s just really good to see.”
“This may be hard to believe, but this is the true meaning of Christmas,” homeowner Harvey Walden said. “I hate it happened, but I’m getting to see what the true meaning of Christmas is and how people will step up and help.”
The Waldens do have insurance but say their immediate needs include food, clothing, shelter and medical care for their wheelchair-bound son. All donations will be used for that purpose.
If you want to help, a Walden family fund has been set up through the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation at www.wth.org/foundation. Please designate “Walden Family” on your donation.
Donations can also be mailed to 620 Skyline Drive, Jackson, TN 38301.