Chris And Morgane Stapleton Help Family Of Twins Lost In Tennessee Flood
By Sarah Tate
August 25, 2021
Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane made a generous donation to a grieving family who lost their infant twins in catastrophic and deadly flooding that recently swept through Tennessee.
Ryan and Riliegh were just 7 months old when they tragically lost their lives after more than 17 inches of rain fell on Waverly, a small town west of Nashville. According to FOX 17, the twins were swept from the father's arms as he tried to get them and his other children to safety.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Ryan and Riliegh's family. As of Wednesday (August 25), it has far surpassed its $5,000 goal, with more than 1,000 people donating more than $97,000. According to the page, the most important use of the funds are to help cover funeral costs, but it will also be used to help the family after they lost their house to the devastating floods.
Of the people who have so far donated to the family, one name stands out both in familiarity and generosity. Morgane Stapleton is shown to have made a sizable donation of $10,000.
Danielle Hall, the mother of the twins, told the news outlet that she left to go find help when floodwaters began rushing into their home. While two of her children survived, the twins sadly perished.
"I was so worried about my babies," she said. "And the whole time I held onto a tree for six and a half hours screaming that I had babies at the house that needed rescue."
The family has been overwhelmed by the support they have received and the donations people have made to help them recover.
"The donations we have received just makes us cry with joy and it is very overwhelming how many people are willing to donate to help," reads an update on the GoFundMe page. "We are so grateful for everyone, and everyone has been so supportive, and Danielle has called you all angels."