ST. PAUL -- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced the organization and Craig and Helen Leipold are donating a total of $50,000 to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help support the relief efforts following the devastating storms that hit the Nashville community overnight. The team is donating $25,000, and Craig and Helen Leipold are donating $25,000. The National Hockey League is matching this donation with an additional $50,000 contribution.
"My family spent over 10 years in Nashville during the time we owned the Predators," said Wild owner Craig Leipold. "We have wonderful memories of our time there and our hearts go out to the community."
In the wake of destructive tornados, power outages, road closures and rescues throughout Davidson and surrounding counties, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has activated the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to support the affected communities and nonprofits helping victims address their ongoing needs. Grants from the Fund will be made to nonprofits providing vital services both immediate and long term.
Fans can help support those affected by the storms in the Nashville area by donating to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at www.cfmt.org or by volunteering for Hands On Nashville at www.hon.org.