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Car wash to help veterans

A Blount County teenager will hold a car wash this Saturday at the Blount County Chamber of Commerce in Maryville to raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which aims to help returning soldiers with traumatic brain injuries deal with those often unseen wounds.

This is the 4th year that this 16-year-old boy has taken it upon himself to recruit volunteers and raise money for these wounded warriors.

Recruiters and new recruits from all branches of the military volunteer to help out and they, in turn, are fed by Full Service BBQ.

All money raised is taken to Fort Campbell and donated directly to the commander of that base’s Intrepid Center of Excellence, where soldiers are treated for TBIs and their lasting effects.

For more information, visit Facebook and search for “JT Russell’s Intrepid Center/Fallen Heroes Fund Fundraiser,” call Kimberly Russell at 865-755-8508 or visit https://www.fallenheroesfund.org/Intrepid-Spirit-Centers.aspx.

The car wash will run from 10 am to 2 pm this Saturday May 20th.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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