Nashville church holds special prayer for those affected by Gatlinburg wildfire

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Many people in Nashville are watching the destruction in Gatlinburg with a sense of helplessness.

Hundreds have donated money, clothing, and food to those in need. However, many still feel like they want to do more.

On Wednesday, Cornerstone Church in Madison held a special prayer for those affected by the wildfires.

“Many are asking, ‘What do I do?’” said Pastor Galen Davis. “We act and we pray. And through prayer, we can be called to act.”

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Pastor Davis said beyond religious affiliation, as human beings and as Tennesseans, we need to band together.

“This is Tennessee. When you watched the floods back in 2010 take place, we banded together, put our arms around one another and the Volunteer State come in as volunteers,” said Pastor Davis. “We listed people up out of the ashes and so I hope that moment takes place again in Gatlinburg and that we can be a part.”

Cornerstone says it will continue its prayers for Gatlinburg and for those affected by the deadly storms in West Tennessee.

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