MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hundreds of people and scores of businesses have been evacuated following last night's train derailment that spilled toxic chemicals in Maryville, Tenn. Nonprofit organizations are working hard to provide disaster relief, and CSX Railroad is providing relief services and covering expenses for organizations like the Red Cross.
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, the region's largest hunger-relief charity, is in the evacuated area and is working frantically to be able to provide much-needed food for families and other area food banks as we approach this long holiday weekend. First Tennessee Bank, which also has a branch and a data center in the evacuated area, is offering a way for people to double their contributions to Second Harvest in Maryville.
Anyone who wants to help can take a cash or check donation for the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee to any First Tennessee Bank across Tennessee. The First Tennessee Foundation will match those donations, up to a total of $5,000, through July 10.
"First Tennessee is proud to be Tennessee's bank, and we are proud to be Maryville's bank," said Pam Fansler, First Tennessee president in East Tennessee. "Our thoughts and prayers are with our customers, friends and neighbors who aren't able to return home as we enter this July 4th weekend."
About the First Tennessee Foundation, First Tennessee and First Horizon
First Tennessee Bank has one of the highest customer retention rates of any bank in the country and has been honored as one of the best places to work for 20 years. First Tennessee was founded during the Civil War in 1864 and has the 14th oldest national bank charter in the country. The First Tennessee Foundation is a Tennessee nonprofit corporation established in 1993. Both First Tennessee Bank and the First Tennessee Foundation are part of First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN). First Horizon has been recognized as one of the nation's best employers by American Banker and Working Mother magazines and as a top tech innovator by InformationWeek magazine. More information is available at www.FirstTennessee.com.
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Source:First Horizon National Corporation