REI has received many calls and messages of concern regarding the tornado that devastated Cookeville and Middle Tennessee communities March 3rd. We are pleased to report that REI was not impacted directly by the tornado, but many of our friends, neighbors and family members were, and have had their lives changed forever. REI will be supporting recovery efforts in every way we can.
The community outpouring of support by emergency responders, volunteers and the community at large has been truly amazing. We are blessed to be part of an incredible community. For anyone wishing to contribute, there are 3 ways to donate to the Cookeville Putnam County Tornado Relief Fund. This is the ONLY OFFICIAL Designated Donation Account…100% of the donations will go directly to the impacted victims.
The Cookeville-Putnam County Tornado Relief Fund will be administered through the Bank of Putnam County. Donations can be made online at putnamcountytn.gov/relief/
To donate by mail, make check payments to Cookeville-Putnam County Tornado Relief Fund and mail to:
Bank of Putnam County
P.O. Box 2809
Cookeville, TN 38502
REI would like to thank everyone who reached out to us with concerns, and for your continued thoughts and prayers.
Pictures of damage from the March 3rd tornado in Cookeville, TN taken
by REI Compliance Manager Pamela McIntyre.