Josh Turner reached out to help the victims of a EF-4 tornado that had ripped through the community of Ringgold on April 27th, 2011. He held a benefit concert to raise money for the students and families effected by the powerful storm. The “After The Storm: Coming Together Benefit Concert With Josh Turner” raised over $100,000 for the community.
Turner also took a tour of the damaged town before he performed later that night. The tornado destroyed over 50% of the homes in the community, leaving more than half of the population homeless. Nine people had lost their lives in the storm, two of which were students at the Ringgold High School. The high school and a middle school both suffered major damage and are needing to be rebuilt before students can move back in to their schools. While insurance is paying for the schools, no equipment, textbooks, or athletics are covered by the insurance companies.
Turner dedicated “The Answer” to the students and the entire community. Final numbers are not yet in, but early estimates are over $100,000 raised at the benefit.