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Campaign Helps Serve The Donelson Community

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by Marcus Washington

DONELSON, Tenn. – An organization was formed in hopes of promoting locally-owned businesses and helps serve the community in Donelson.

Residents in the Donelson area say the neighborhood has gone from stagnant to hip with the help of this new campaign called "Hip Donelson."

"Started as a facebook group with just a couple of hundred people; we now have nearly 6,000 and these are people who care about the community," explained President of Hip Donelson Frank Trew.

Trew said in four years they have created the non-profit that has promoted new local businesses, help fight crime and even help people find lost pets.

"When a pet goes missing, we send out teams literally to go search for those pets," said Trew.

Just this year, the community's new farmers market has gone from 17 vendors to more than double. Vendors are now waiting to become part of the growth.

"The economic impact for that to the community has averaged about $9,000 a week and that is just a three hour period, Fridays from 4 p.m. -7 p.m," added Trew.

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