NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville teenager had a special request for mid-state residents: musical instruments.
Thomas Hill, age 15, has been collecting the instruments to help area schools as part of his Eagle Scout project.
The project was created to leave a lasting impact on the community, and as a musician himself, Thomas said he knows how important music can be.
"I'm very passionate about music,” Thomas said. “I've played violin since I was three years old, and my brothers both play violin. It's a big part of our life, and so I just want other people to be able to have that opportunity."
Thomas said he hopes to collect about 50 instruments to distribute to Springfield Middle and Hull-Jackson Montessori schools.
So far he's about halfway to his goal, with another collection date scheduled for August 22 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Christ the King School Parish Hall entrance located at 3001 Belmont Boulevard.
Thomas said you he can also be reached by email, and he added he will gladly pick up instruments from donors.
More information can also be found on the Facebook page Thomas created. Click here for that.