This week, thanks to the generosity of hunters and processors who participate in Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry and our own Matt Simcox and Amy Hall, we were able to support Tennessee tornado relief efforts.
Matt and Amy worked tirelessly with local officials and our Hunters for the Hungry processors, including Threeway Deer Processing and Mathias Deer Processing, to identify community centers and contacts that needed food. We provided five deer to Elks Lodge in Dresden, Tennessee. Elks Lodge has been a hub for first responders and those impacted by the storms. Reelfoot Rural Ministries received 15 deer to support its efforts as well.
Additionally, the owner of Birdwell Deer Processing Charles Birdwell, in Greenfield has offered to serve as a hub for disaster relief venison. If your organization is in need of meat to provide food for impacted communities, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you harvest a deer you would like to donate, please reach out to Birdwell Deer Processing at 393 Airport Road, Greenfield, TN 38230 or (731) 235-0320