As Middle Tennessee continues to grapple with the devastation following Saturday’s catastrophic flooding, one family is mourning the loss of their infant twins Ryan and Riliegh, after they were swept up in the flood waters as their father tried to save them.
A Go Fund Me to assist the family was established and has currently raised close to $100,000.
Donations have poured in from people everywhere, including the top donation from Morgane Stapleton, wife of country superstar Chris Stapleton. According to the Go Fund Me page, the Stapleton family donated a whopping $10,000.
Chris and Morgane have five children, including twin boys.
The funds raised will be used to cover the babies’ funerals as well as housing for the family as their home was lost in the aftermath of the flooding.
The family’s 5-year-old and 19-month-old are safe.
“The donations we have received just makes us cry with joy and it is very overwhelming how many people are willing to donate to help,” reads an update on the GoFundMe page. “We are so grateful for everyone, and everyone has been so supportive, and Danielle has called you all angels.”
19 people have been confirmed dead following Saturday’s flooding, according to Humphreys County Chief Deputy Rob Edwards. More than 500 homes were damaged or destroyed, including parts of Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.