McCadney fund set up
Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 12:53 pm
The Messenger, May 27, 2011
Jeremy McCadney, a 2002 Union City High School graduate and basketball player, lost his home and all his possessions in the recent tornado in Joplin, Mo. McCadney, who lived and worked in Joplin, is the son of the Rev. A.E. McCadney, pastor of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Union City.
The apartment complex where he lived was destroyed and he has not been able to salvage anything. His sons, Travian, 4, and Trenton, 2, were in the home of their grandmother in Joplin when the storm struck and were not injured. McCadney suffered a cut on his back that required many stitches and nail punctures to his feet. Three neighbors in the apartment complex lost their lives and McCadney has been trying to help friends who have lost loved ones search for them and, in some instances, try to claim their bodies.
At this time, he is unable to leave Joplin because he has been told he cannot then return to work on filing claims for losses. He will be unable to receive compensation for the loss of his apartment because only the landlord is entitled to those funds.
McCadney is living with a friend and trying to have his automobile repaired from damage in the storm. The company he worked for was also destroyed and he is uncertain what his employment future will be, according to his family.
A fund has been established to assist him and his children at First Citizens National Bank. Funds may be mailed to the bank at P.O. Box 1017, Union City, TN 38281 or brought by the bank. Funds should be directed to the account titled “Albert McCadney: Friends of Jeremy McCadney.”