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Heart of Tennessee Red Cross Mash Bash Raises $18,000

Heart of Tennessee Red Cross Mash Bash Raises $18,000
Everyone that came out enjoyed a delicious dinner and great entertainment all for a worthy cause

The 4th Annual Mash Bash proved to be the most successful one to date for the Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross with 185 attendees, 22 event sponsors and 57 silent auction items.

“Everyone that came out enjoyed a delicious dinner and great entertainment all for a worthy cause,” said Mike Cowles, Heart of Tennessee Chapter Executive. “Each year the Mash Bash helps raise vital funds to support the Red Cross mission to help communities prepare, respond and recover from disasters.”

2013 event sponsors included: Access Title & Escrow, American City Bank, Ascend Federal Credit Union, Celebrate Party Center, Charter Communications, Citizen’s Community Bank – Laurie Raulston, Cubic Transportation Systems, Dr.& Mrs. Mark Superstein, First Community Mortgage – Carlene Smith, Jack Daniels, Light-tube, Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, MTAR, People's Bank and Trust, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Sonic Drive-thru of Tullahoma, Southern Community Bank, Special Touch Disaster Restoration, Stan McNabb Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, The DUCK, WGNS and Woodard's Diamonds. All proceeds collected through ticket sales and company sponsorships will be used to help the local Red Cross to assist victims of local disasters, such as fires, floods and tornadoes.

This year five local residents served as Mash Bash Planning Committee members including: Scott Jones, Elizabeth Banks, Cathy Manis, Tina Rose and Kenny Helms.

“We sincerely thank the staff at Jack Daniels and those who supported us throughout the communities we serve,” said Cowles.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at