Nancy Jones Presents Huntsville Police Department With Fundraising Check
Nancy Jones, widow of the late George Jones, presented a fundraising check in partnership with Concerts 4 A Cause, The Wounded Blue and the Von Braun Center (VBC) to the Huntsville Police Department on Wednesday (July 19) to benefit the family of Officer Garrett Crumby following his death and Officer Albert Morin, who was critically injured in a shooting on March 28.
When Jones became aware of the shooting, she immediately wanted to use the high-profile tribute concert, “Still Playin’ Possum: Music & Memories of George Jones,” to raise money in support of both officers and their families.
Guitars autographed by Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins, Wynonna Judd, Dierks Bentley, The Oak Ridge Boys, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Jelly Roll and more were sold during the fundraiser. Additionally, a pair of front-row tickets to the concert were auctioned off with support from 93.3 Nash Icon.
“I am beyond thankful for the friendships I have with so many artists who agreed to sign guitars to help raise this money,” said Jones. “Everyone did their part and we did the right thing here. I hope this money will help these families not have to worry about some of the day-to-day bills that put a burden on you when you are dealing with health and tragic situations.”
Police Chief Kirk Giles accepted the fundraiser proceeds of more than $80,000 on behalf of Officer Morin and Officer Crumby’s families.
“The outpouring of love from our community was overwhelming following the death of Officer Garrett Crumby and the critical wounding of Officer Albert Morin,” said Chief Giles. “Thank you to Nancy Jones, the artists, these organizations and everyone who donated to support Officer Crumby’s family and Officer Morin following this tragic shooting.”