Darryl Worley Foundation e-Newsletter

Summer Edition 2023

News & Updates From DWF:

  • Video Message from Darryl
  • 'Have We Forgotten?'
  • Lending A Helping Hand
  • DWF Joins Forces W/FEMA
  • Looking For Volunteers
  • What Are LTR Groups?
  • Oliver Morrow's Story
  • Local Charities Unite
  • Private Counseling Sessions For Veterans

Events & Projects:

  • Rivertown In The Round
  • First Annual Fashion Show

Upcoming Events:

  • Sip & Shop
  • 2nd Annual Fashion Show


  • Whiskey For Our Warriors
  • Community Hero Spotlight
  • Readers' Choice Winner
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Video Message from Darryl Worley

Summer eNews Updates & News from the DWF

'Have We Forgotten?'

Have We Forgotten (Lyric Video) By Darryl Worley

Lyric Video of Darryl Worley performing 'Have We Forgotten?'

Twenty years after Darryl Worley released 'Have You Forgotten?' in 2003, the country singer has returned to release 'Have We Forgotten?'

Lending A Helping Hand

Darryl Worley shown here securing a home. 

People are still reaching out to DWF for assistance and we continue to need help from the community. Darryl and his wife Kim Worley helped local families.

The Darryl Worley Foundation is helping Adamsville families affected by the recent tornadoes. There is still a great need for assistance in our local communities and we need help. To donate, please visit our website.


DWF Joins Forces With FEMA

Following the tornadoes of March 31st. FEMA set up an office in Selmer, TN to reach out to families in McNairy and Hardin County impacted by the devastation of the storms. After the families had been contacted and the recovery process was started the office closed. Long-Term Recovery Groups will remain in the area to continue to provide assistance to the families. These LTRGs are comprised of local volunteers working with FEMA liaisons. An LTRG has been set up in McNairy County. The Darryl Worley Foundation is working with FEMA to help locate volunteers to form an LTRG in Hardin County.

We are seeking dedicated and compassionate members of the community to join the Hardin County LTRG. By volunteering, you will not only make a positive impact on your community but also gain valuable skills and experience. If you are interested in learning more about the Hardin County Long-Term Recovery Group, contact our office at 731.926.2667 or email office@darrylworleyfoundation.com. Thank you!


If you would like to volunteer for the Long Term Recovery Group, please call our office to sign up today at 731.926.2667 or email us at office@darrylworleyfoundation.com.

What Are Long-Term Recovery Groups

Long-Term Recovery Groups (LTRGs) help communities affected by disaster. They help address the needs of survivors to recover from disaster & related unmet needs.

Organizations such as faith-based, non-profit, governments and businesses come together to form LTRGs and help survivors keep their recovery on track. FEMA’s Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) & DWF are working together to help establish LTRGs. These groups assess the needs of survivors in the community then seek and vet resources to fulfill a survivor’s unmet disaster related needs.

The goal of LTRGs is to unite recovery resources with community unmet needs to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community can recover. They also help communities to build resiliency against future disasters.

Oliver Morrow smiling with the signed guitar donated by the DWF.

Oliver Morrow's Story

The Darryl Worley Foundation has once again demonstrated its commitment to supporting cancer patients by donating a signed guitar to the fundraiser for Oliver's cancer treatment.

Oliver was diagnosed with leukemia on May 27, 2022. After undergoing chemotherapy and receiving a bone marrow transplant, he is now in remission! He continues to go back to St. Jude Hospital regularly to keep a check on things. Oliver will be 2 years old in October, and his family still asks for prayers.

We are so happy to hear Oliver is well and living at home! We appreciate St. Jude and they're continued dedication to children.

The Darryl Worley Foundation's generous donation of this signed guitar not only helps raise funds for Oliver's treatment but also brings hope and inspiration to all those affected by cancer and other serious illness.

Local Charities Unite

The Darryl Worley Foundation hosted our 1st. networking event with other local charitable organizations on April 20th. The enthusiastic group discussed services provided by their agencies. Each agency offers different services and by learning what those services are, we can locate more resources among the group for individuals in our community who are seeking assistance.

We are pleased to announce the 2nd networking event of charitable organizations united for Hardin County in July. If you are a director of a local organization and would like your organization to participate but haven't received an invitation, reach out to us so we can send you one. Please call our office at 731.926.2667 or email office@darrylworleyfoundation.com. Thank you!

Private Counseling Sessions For Veterans

Private Counseling Sessions For Veterans

The Darryl Worley Foundation provides financial support to veterans who would like private counseling sessions with A Beautiful Mind of Savannah. The DWF will be hosting private support sessions for veterans (one-on-one meetings with a therapist) at A Beautiful Mind of Savannah at 855 Pickwick St, Savannah, TN 38372. To sign up or for more information, please email office@darrylworleyfoundation.com or call 731.926.2667.

Events & Projects

Rivertown In The Round

Our foundation is proud to announce that our recent event Rivertown in the Round was a huge success. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we were able to raise over $47,000 to support our neighbors impacted by the recent tornadoes. We are thrilled to report that we exceeded our goal and were able to provide grants totaling $45,000 to those in need. We cannot thank our donors and supporters enough for their contributions to this important cause. Your kindness and compassion have truly made a difference in the lives of those affected by this tragedy. We look forward to continuing our efforts to support our community and make a positive impact.

A Big Thank You to all who supported the Rivertown in the Round Songwriter's Event. We were thrilled that the tickets were sold out. The event was moved from the market place to the airport due to the iffy weather. With the hanger doors open, the guests were able to enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset & wonderful evening while enjoying the music and hearing the stories the songwriters shared about their music. We thank Mark Nesler, Wynn Varble, Trey Nichols, and of course Darryl, for a wonderful evening of music and fun!

Click below to view the Darryl Worley Foundation Rivertown in the Round event video created by Jess Paxton Videography and followed by event photos.

Rivertown in the Round 2023 | Darryl Worley Foundation

Trey Nichols

Darryl Worley, Wynn Varble, &

Mark Nesler

Tim Hardin

 Senator Walley David Morgan

Derrick Seaton

Darryl Worley & Demetrice Hart of DWF

Patty Martin & Staff (Mollie Mondays)

Garry Welch

First Annual Fashion Show

Garry Welch, City Manager of Savannah, Master of Ceremony, & Fashion Show guests

A small group of dedicated DWF supporters assisted with a ‘dry run’ in preparation for a larger version of the event to be held next year at River Heights. We thank our lovely friends for attending and making this such a fun afternoon!

The conference table of the DWF offices was transformed into a springtime festive mood by, from left to right, Carol Barker, Debra Harville and Helen Bain, DWF Volunteer Committee Chairperson. Along with florals by Nancy Jane Roser, the room came to life with the bright colors and cheerfulness of Spring.

Garry Welch, City Manager of Savannah, acted as master of ceremonies (shown above sitting at the head of the table). Garry kept the show moving to the music as he described the outfits and mentioned the names of each model as they took their turns around the table.

A huge thank you goes out to Cindy Haffly of Soles, Bonnie Crunk of Cabi Fashions and Charlotte Calvert of SpaLicious for the beautiful models and outfits they so gracefully showed off.  

To take part in next year’s event please call or email The Darryl Worley Foundation at 731.926.2667, office@darrylworleyfoundation.com. To see more photos of the event check out our Facebook page.

Bettye Stanley accompanied by Nancy Jane Roser,

back left Sara Misner and right Gail Edmondson

1st Annual Fashion Show models and Garry Welch, City Manager of Savannah, MC

Future Events

Sip & Shop Event

River Heights Restaurant 935 Riverside Ln , Crump, TN

The Sip & Shop Event will be held at the River Heights Restaurant to benefit DWF. Owner, Beth Crunk, has offered River Heights as venue for the event. The event will be held in October, the date will be announced in the near future. Stay tuned!

Attention: We are looking for vendors from West Tennessee, North Alabama, and North Mississippi who would like to participate. For information, please call us at 731.926.2667 or email our office at office@darrylworleyfoundation.com.

2ND Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon

The 2nd DWF Fashion Show will be hosted next year by Beth Crunk at River Heights. To take part in next year’s event please call or email The Darryl Worley Foundation at 731.926.2667, office@darrylworleyfoundation.com. Stay tuned for event details to be announced in the near future.

Every Bottle Honors

Whiskey For Our Warriors

A.M. Scott Distillery's Scotty’s Bourbon Whiskey line is an ode to Grandpa Scotty – Air Force veteran, Purple Heart recipient and Miami County Sheriff. He served his community well, and he loved his people even better.

To honor all of our heroes like Scotty A.M. Scott Distillery is giving back. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Darryl Worley Foundation. Supporting the men and women who serve our country is something that will always be near and dear to the heart of both Darryl Worley and The Darryl Worley Foundation, whose mission is to create and aid organizations that assist with human need and welfare, community support, and education. Click here for more information about Whiskey for our Warriors.

A.M. Scott Distillery website: www.scottdistillery.com.

Community Hero Spotlight

Paramedic Chad Bain Interview:

How To Prepare For Tornadoes

Preparing for tornadoes is crucial for ensuring the safety of individuals and communities. Here are some key takeaways from the interview with Chad Bain, our local Hardin County paramedic, on how to prepare for tornadoes:

Have a plan. Talk to your family, including family and friends living nearby. Come up with plans so everyone will know specifically where to go and what to do.

Have a place to go. A safe room in a home is ideal, but most people don’t have this, so go to an interior room with no windows such as a hallway. Take mattresses in the room for cover. Don’t wait until the last minute; get the area ready ahead of time.

  • What to have in the safe room: plenty of water, snacks, radio (keep batteries on hand) and a charged cellphone. If your home is destroyed and you’re trapped you will need to call emergency services to locate you.

  • If you are traveling in a vehicle, get out of it and go to a low area like a ditch or go under an overpass.

  • A series of tornadoes is not common but they do happen; this is a lesson learned from these storms. Remain in the safe room until it has been confirmed that the danger has passed.

  • Children need to be continually reassured during an emergency that everything will be fine, we’re safe, we’re going to get through this, and we’ll all be okay. Children need to hear words of encouragement.

  • Know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning. A watch is when conditions are ripe for a tornado. A warning is when a tornado has been spotted.

  • Take reports seriously! Its common that people won’t seek shelter in time, but if a family member will insist that they do, their lives are often spared.

  • There’s no way to be sure what area a storm will or won’t strike. Don’t take chances!

Readers' Choice Winner:

Best of 2023 Recreation / Entertainment

Thank you to the Courier readers' for voting Darryl Worley Best of 2023 Recreation/Entertainment:

Best Music Group!

The Darryl Worley FOUNDATION

The Darryl Worley Foundation is dedicated to building up people and communities by lending lends support to local organizations & causes that are focused on providing human needs, community support, and education. Click here to view Our Work. For more information, visit our website or call us at 731.926.2667.

The Darryl Worley Foundation

The Darryl Worley Foundation is dedicated to building up people and communities by lending support to local organizations & causes that are focused on providing human needs, community support, and education. Click here to view Our Work. For more information, visit our website or call us at 731.926.2667.

The Mission of the Darryl Worley Foundation is to create and aid organizations that assist with human need and welfare community support and education. Our desire is to constantly be giving back to the community and to encourage others to do the same. The Foundation raises funds to support these efforts through direct donations and events such as Songwriters Events.

  "I can't save them by myself

Oh, but God forbid that I just turn my head

And walk on by

Don't let me be a stranger to those less fortunate than I"

Darryl Worley, Less Fortunate Than I

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Consistently GIVING BACK to the Community

The Darryl Worley Foundation provides local support where the large, national charitable organizations cannot. Our board is made up of local people providing support for local needs. We provide financial support for our Veterans, local food pantries, residents that have the unexpected need for medical supplies, accessibility ramps, travel for medical care, emergency repairs, utilities and housing. We also work with local charities and churches, that have specific missions, to support their efforts in the community. When natural disasters occur such as, the floods of 2019 or tornados, The Darryl Worley Foundation is ready to provide assistance. We also proactively support the local Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center, Aspell Recovery Center and the Leader in Me school improvement model for our youth (information on these organizations is available on our website). Join us in giving back to our community.

The Darryl Worley Foundation does all of its amazing work through the generous donations of people like you. Your funds go directly to the causes that make a difference in our community. If you would like to donate, please click on the donate button below.


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