Letter: United Way fundraiser earned nearly $2,000

Nov. 27, 2013 @ 11:23 PM

Editor,

The United Way of Sevier County would like to thank Food City for allowing us to hold our recent “Pumping Gas for Tips” fundraiser.

Local emergency personnel pumped gas from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to raise much-needed funds for our 19 United Way community partners.

John Mathews, Emergency Management Director for Sevier County, organized this event and had teams working in Kodak, Seymour and Sevierville.

Many thanks to Brandon Cate, Brent Russell, Jay Breeden, Kevin Cope, Riley Amoriello and Tyler Jones of the Kodak Fire Department and Constables David Huffaker and Sammy Scott.

In Sevierville the following helped: Sevierville Police Chief Donnie Myers, Lieutenant Ken Garner and Mike Maddron plus Fire Chief Matt Henderson, Mike Williams, training officer, and Fire Marshal Tommy White. Constables Jim Maples, George Lawson, Penny Campbell and Sam Ayers helped along with John Mathews, emergency management director, Todd Spence, chief of Sevier County Rescue Squad, and Robert Grover, director of information for Sevier County.

In Seymour, Chief Kevin Nunn helped along with John Linsenbigler, Jill Middleton, Tim Geagley, April Heatherly and Justin Sexton of the Seymour Fire Department. Constable Jackie Galyon, David Hamilton, assistant emergency management director, Austin Williams, United Way volunteer, and Kathy Voncannon of United Way helped in the efforts.

Over $1,700 was raised thanks to the generosity of many Sevier County citizens who tipped all of our volunteers – thank you!

Amy S. Harper

Executive Director

United Way of Sevier County