Faith Lutheran Church Red Cross disaster shelter

Local American Red Cross volunteer Trent Winston comforts a child in a disaster shelter. Faith Lutheran Church has been designated as such a shelter in Farragut. Faith Lutheran Church has been designated as an American Red Cross disaster shelter.

“We just got that designation,” Bob Dewald, member of Faith Lutheran Church, said Thursday, July 16. “We are real proud of that, and we are going to start training next week. The next step is to reach out.”

A training session, which is free, is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the church at 225 Jamestowne Blvd., Farragut. Anyone in the community is welcome to participate, he said.

“We feel part of our job is to love our neighbors and this is a way to reach out to the community,” Dewald said. “If our neighbors need somewhere to go in a disaster, we are more than willing to open our doors to help them.”

Likewise, he said Faith Lutheran is wiling to help other churches develop disaster ministries.
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Celebrating Wallie Culbreth

Wallie Culbreth, left, and his son, Bradley Culbreth Dozens of Farragut High School boys soccer team boosters, former players, fellow coaches and administrators plus family and friends gathered at Milestones Event Center in Farragut Saturday evening, April 18, to celebrate the boys soccer coaching career of Wallie Culbreth.

Kellie Ivens, assistant principal; Donald Dodgen, athletic director; Dennis Lindsay, girls soccer coach and Eddie Courtney, football coach, joined 2015 booster president Leslie Snow among names of note honoring Culbreth.

Retiring in 2015 after 14 seasons as Admirals skipper, Culbreth won four Class AAA state titles, one national championship (2004) and a national coach of the year honor in addition to establishing the program’s East Tennessee dominance during several other seasons.

For more photos from this event, please see Westside Faces in our print edition.

Tennova medical donates supplies

Concord Marina harbormaster James Bisch and the backpack sent from Tennova. His marina is in one of 17 counties the health care center has sent backpacked medical supplies for minor injuries suffered at pools and marinas in the summertime. In early July, Concord Marina harbormaster James Bisch received a backpack from Tennova Healthcare in Turkey Creek.

“I want to say two weeks ago,” Bisch said. “It’s the second time they dropped one off; they dropped one off about three-four years ago. Quite honestly we used everything in the bag.”

Some of the supplies inside were bandages, cotton swabs, a blanket, ace bandages and ice bags.

“It’s not something cheap and inexpensive to do and I just think it’s a nice touch for a hospital to do something like that,” Bisch said.

Concord Marina — Fox Road Marina, Sugarwood and Fox Den Pool — is part of the list of marinas and pools in the Concord Farragut area that Tennova’s delivered first aid backpacks to as part of treating minor summertime injuries; something the harbormaster’s staff deals with frequently.
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Former wrestler turned philanthropist speaks at Kiwanis Club of Farragut

Glenn Jacobs or WWE’s ‘Kane’ speaks to the Kiwanis Club of Farragut “Giving is the Secret of Living & Business Success” event at Tennessee State Bank in Turkey Creek Wednesday, July 15. Local philanthropist Glenn Jacobs — or WWE’s Kane — spoke at the Kiwanis Club of Farragut’s “Giving is the Secret of Living & Business Success” event at Tennessee State Bank in Turkey Creek Wednesday, July 15.

Jacobs, known for his pyro entrance and stepping into the ring as the Big Red Machine, wanted his presence known for a different matter: how businesses help their communities.

“I believe the success in business is a form of serving in itself,” Jacobs said, “because the only way to be successful in business is to provide something at a price people are willing to pay. As the great Zig Ziglar said, ‘You can have everything you want in life so long as you’re willing to help enough other people get what they want.’ [I] don’t know about you guys, but I see nothing that’s ruthless, cold-hearted or mean spirited in that statement.”

The Jacobs Agency co-owner said that giving is part of what his business does.

“At the Jacobs Insurance Agency, giving is part of our business model,” Jacobs said. “As a business person, this makes a lot of sense.
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