L to R: Mrs. Reese, Superintendent of Catoosa County Public Schools;
Turner; Mrs. Vaughn, Principle of Ringgold High School
Nashville’s Josh Turner did not disappoint last night as he reached out
to help the students and the schools of Ringgold, GA raise over
$150,000 after the community was devastated on April 27 by an EF-4
tornado. All proceeds from “After The Storm: Coming Together Benefit
Concert With Josh Turner” will be split evenly between the Ringgold Band
and the Ringgold athletic fund.
was able to tour the damaged facilities to see first-hand why he was
performing that night. He dedicated his song “The Answer” to the
Ringgold residents who lost their lives during the tornado.
you can come together as a community to help lift each other up, it’s a
good day. But when you can accomplish something of this magnitude as a
team in these uncertain times it really shows the true meaning of
family. Overall we feel “Muddy Gras” was an overwhelming success despite
the weather.” –Gator Harrison, Operations Manager/Program Director:
EF-4 tornado that ripped through downtown Ringgold, GA destroyed about
50% of the town’s businesses and many homes and places of worship. The
greatest losses were the nine people that lost their lives as a result
of the storm which included two students from Ringgold High School.
Ringgold High School and Ringgold Middle School both suffered major
damage. Insurance is paying for all the work to repair the structural
damage on the schools, but there has been no money to pay for the
athletic facilities and equipment and band equipment lost in the storm.
|Photo: Turner touring the damaged school|