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Together We Can

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 11:10 am


Local Shriners were out raising funds in the “Together We Can” paper sale on Saturday, May 4 in Lewisburg and Chapel Hill. The following Monday, Cole Blocker, Vice President of the Marshall County Shrine Club said, “We wound up collecting about $5,000 on Saturday and that’s about our normal amount.”

The money raised from the paper sale pays expenses for middle Tennessee children’s surgeries, treatments, medicine, and transportation. More than 800 middle Tennessee children are being treated, many with years of treatment ahead of them. Thanks to fundraising and the Shriner volunteers, these children will receive the treatment they need, regardless of their families’ ability to pay.

Children up to age 18 receive services in a family-centered environment for orthopedic conditions, burns, cleft lip and palate issues, and spinal cord injuries. Anyone can refer a child for care. If you know a child who may need these services, call 877-505-7766 or email

Nationally, Shriners has treated 1.4 million children and invested $38 million in research. There are 22 physical locations but they also have telehealth services, outreach programs, and community clinics.

The Marshall County Shrine Club is part of Al Menah Shriners Nashville. If anyone missed the paper sale and would like to support our local Shriners, they still have 2024 plaques available for $100. The plaques can be displayed at your establishment or organization and can be purchased from Cole Blocker. He can be reached at 931-842-0800.