Mike Mosier has personally felt the effects of the spring flooding which covered much of East Tennessee.
His mother’s home in Hancock County was one of many damaged or made uninhabitable by the drenching rains topping out at close to 14 inches in some places, even more in others, in February alone.
Now he’s behind a benefit project to assist residents still recovering from the deluge and its aftermath with the East Tennessee Flood Relief Benefit.
The day-long event will begin with a 10 a.m. ride from Colboch Harley-Davidson on Saturday, July 6. One of three area bands, Hillbilly Bonez will lead in to the afternoon’s entertainment at 4 p.m., prior to an auction at 5 p.m.
At 5:45 p.m., Weatherd Soul will take the stage, followed by country-rap star and Nashville recording artist Shotgun Shane at 7.
Mosier said the individuals and families affected by the flooding are still struggling to recover. With some without flood insurance, their attempts to get back on their feet and in livable housing has been stymied.
He said he wanted to not only raise money to benefit those still faced with an uphill struggle, but to also raise awareness that, while the floods may be gone, their misery remains for so many in the region.
Donations of cash and goods will be accepted, and will supplement the sale of T-shirts specially designed for the event. Food vendors will be on site for the event.
Mosier has set up a Facebook page for the East Tennessee Flood Relief benefit at https://www.facebook.com/events/393751594682466/, and there is a link to a GoFundMe account at https://tinyurl.com/y3udygo2. For more information, call 423-353-4840.