Brothers of the Pi Chapter Work Relief in Nashville
By scott cole Mar 10, 2020
Pi Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega Tornado Relief Efforts The Pi Chapter of ATO participated in helping the community of Nashville this past Saturday, March 7th 2020 after a devastating tornado destroyed many homes and buildings in and around the Nashville area last week. We had 20 members in attendance. A special thanks is given to brother Bransen McCaleb and new member Cole Weachter in coordinating this effort. Bransen is our Brotherhood Chairman and he is the one that got participation from the chapter in place while Cole is a Nashville resident and his parents put us in contact with Councilman Russ Pulley. Mr. Pulley is a member of the Nashville Metro Council and represents district 25 in Tennessee. Coucilman Pulley connected Bransen with Hands on Nashville and Hands on Nashville is the organization that helped us get to our relief area. The Pi Chapter worked in Hermitage Tennessee. Damages were detrimental and we were delegated to help transport trees that were wiped out by the tornado into large, organized piles in a nearby field so those in charge of picking up the lumber would be able to access it in the easiest manner possible. As men with chainsaws would could down tree branches and trunks, we would haul them to the center pile. By no means was this an easy day’s work and the brothers were all exhausted after helping. It was a truly incredible sight to see so many people volunteering to help those affected. I do not know the exact number, but I would estimate over 1000 people were there- men, women, and children alike.