|Published:||May 16, 2010 1:58 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 16, 2010 1:58 AM EDT|
Southwest Floridians donated non-perishable goods and money to help the victims of the flooding in Nashville. They attended a concert at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Ft. Myers on Saturday.
"Oh this is just great, a nice turn-out," said concert organizer Karen Reynolds Scott.
She is a Ft. Myers-based Christian music artist, who has recorded in Nashville. "When I saw the pictures of the floods, I just cried. I had just been there recording some music. I had just eaten at the Opry, and shopped at the Opry mall. They were all under water," Scott told WINK News.
The free concert raised about 12-thousand pounds of goods that will be trucked to Nashville overnight. The items include: diapers, toilet paper, canned food, pet food, and bottled water.
A number of bikers heard about the event through Harley-Davidson, and they turned out to donate.
"We do a lot of charity events, we do the Bikers for Babes, we do rides to help people with cancer and other diseases. We always try to help if we can," said Tony Mallette, who spent most of the afternoon at the concert.
Vicki Frye of Alva also rode her motorcycle to the dealer to donate canned goods. "I think with all the disasters in the world right now, Nashville has been sort of put to the side already. That is not right, and I am very happy to donate," Frye told WINK.
The fund-raising effort will continue in the coming week, according to Karen Reynolds Scott. Regions banks will take cash donations for the relief fund for Nashville flood victims.