NASHVILLE, Tenn. —The Titans are reaching out to the families impacted by the tragic bus accident in Chattanooga earlier in the week, and giving back.
The Titans Foundation will donate $25,000 to The Woodmore Fund following the tragic school bus accident involving Woodmore Elementary School students on Nov. 21 in Chattanooga.
In addition, the Titans will wear "W.E.S." decals on their helmets for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears to honor the young victims killed and other students still hospitalized because of the accident.
"We were stunned and saddened to hear the news of the young lives lost in the school bus crash in Chattanooga earlier this week," said Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk. "We know the state of Tennessee and the Chattanooga community will rally around those families and we want to do our part to honor and help those involved in this tragedy."
The Woodmore Fund was created in partnership with United Way of Greater Chattanooga, Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, and numerous community partners in an effort to support both the short-term and long-term needs of the Woodmore families impacted the most by this tragedy.
"I prayed for them as soon as I heard the news,'' receiver Harry Douglas said. "You pray for those families and you pray for those people. It is so sad because you put your kids on the school bus and think they are going to be safe and come back home.
"It's tragic, and your heart goes out to all the families who have been impacted."