CENTERVILLE, Tenn. - In this season of giving, a mid-state man is focused on helping those less fortunate by building toy boxes to be filled with donations for children in need, but Brad Lewis's mission was borne out of grief.
His daughter Kristi Clark and grandson Carter Oakley were killed nearly three years ago on I-65 -- hit by a semi after they stopped to help injured drivers on the side of the road.
Lewis builds toy boxes in their memory, each given to area groups like the Franklin Police Department, to hold toys that the public will donate.
"If I can help other families and other people to rally that's what I'm doing now in Christy and Carter's name," Lewis said.
Donations can be dropped off for the toy boxes in the lobby at the Franklin Police headquarters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Toyota of Cool Springs, an area Rotary group and two civic groups based out of Centerville also donated money to fund the toy box project this year.