West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation announces the Noah Chamberlin Memorial Fund
The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation announces the establishment of the Noah Chamberlin Memorial Fund to honor the two-year-old that disappeared in Pinson, TN.
Noah’s disappearance created an unbelievable outpouring of prayers and support in searching for Noah. Noah was highly active and full of life. The search for Noah captured the hearts and minds of thousands of West Tennesseans. The outpouring of support was an amazing comfort for the family.
“We are so grateful for the many prayers and thousands of volunteers that worked hard to bring our Noah home. Today we find comfort in the fact that Noah is at home with his true Father,” stated Jacob Chamberlin, father of Noah. “This fund will be a great help in keeping the memory of Noah alive,” Chamberlin continued.
“Thousands of volunteers continued to come and join with the responders as we searched tirelessly for Noah. The prayers of thousands gave this wonderful family hope,” stated Mike Sparks, one of the ministers of Fellowship Bible Church, the home church of Destiny and Jacob Chamberlin, Noah’s parents. “Today this family has a new hope that they will one day join Noah in their new home,” continued Sparks.
“Throughout this entire effort, we saw this family draw close to our Creator. They trusted and continue to trust in the faithfulness of God. They find comfort that this child is forever with God,” stated Andy Morris, minister of the Highlands Church, the home congregation for the grandparents, Tanya and Jim Robertson.
First responders provided personnel in leading the organized effort that involved 400 – 500 volunteers a day. This effort impressed leaders of national organizations. “This effort was a strategic, systematic search where professionals came to join in this search. We are grateful for these first responders that helped us organize this massive search,” stated Chester County Sheriff Blair Weaver, Madison County Sheriff John Mehr and Fire Chief Eric Turner.
Plans for this fund will be to provide counseling for the family, assist in paying for expenses incurred by the family during the search efforts and to provide a lasting memorial for Noah that will enable his spirit to live on through the lives of others. More details of the memorial will be released after the family has had time to deal with this tremendous loss.
All donors receive a receipt for their gift as a record for their taxes and a card will be sent to the family, notifying them of your donation to the fund.
Memorials may be sent to: The Noah Chamberlin Memorial Fund, WTH Foundation, 620 Skyline Drive, Jackson, TN 38301.
The Foundation began in 1984 and today manages more than 600 such funds. Donations to this memorial fund are tax deductible. As a public charity, the Foundation is governed by a self-sustaining board, meaning that board members select their successors to the board. Now in its 31st year of operation, the Foundation is provided as a gift to the community from West Tennessee Healthcare.
To find out more about the Foundation, email Frank McMeen at Frank.McMeen@wth.org