TORNADO RELIEF: Jackson Plaza to serve as donation point for Cookeville

The store to the left of Petco is the location to drop disaster relief donations.

Stop by tomorrow or Friday to make a donation

COOKEVILLE – Owners of Jackson Plaza are turning some empty space into a donation drop-off center tomorrow and Friday to accept items for those affected by the tornadoes. Working with Jig Head Brewing Company, non-cash donations of blankets, clothing, first-aid supplies, non-perishable food, personal hygiene items, pet supplies, water and other items will be accepted.  

Located at the northwest corner of Jackson Street and South Willow Avenue in Cookeville, the donation drop-off center will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6. 

Organizers said, “This is a time for all of us to come together to assist those in need. It’s an honor for us to play a small role in the recovery efforts in a community that has been so welcoming to us. We look forward to accepting donations and assisting those who’ve been impacted by Monday’s tornadoes.” 


Rise Partners is a commercial real estate development, acquisition and redevelopment company founded in Chattanooga by Geoff Smith, Matt Phillips and Jay Wiseman. The three have a combined 10 million square feet of development and redevelopment experience across 12 states, totaling approximately $1.7 billion of project costs. In addition, Wiseman brings over $7 billion of acquisition experience to round out a team with capabilities to execute a variety of real estate strategies.  Its successful projects include Walmart, Costco, Target, Belk, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Hobby Lobby, and Panera Bread.

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