If 2020 was the year of change, we hope that 2021 will be known as the year of resilience.
The very definition of resilience is “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” Few could argue that the journey through 2020 has been challenging, and we've had to be tough to get through it.
The last twelve months brought a heaping helping of trials to the Upper Cumberland – challenges that other parts of the nation didn’t have in addition to the battle against Covid-19.
The E-F3 tornado collapsed the UCEMC Cookeville District office's ceilings in the early morning hours of March 3, 2020.On March 3, 2020, deadly E-F3 tornadoes devastated our area, leaving thousands without homes, without power, and most tragically, leaving us mourning the loss of many of our friends and neighbors. One of our own at UCEMC was among those seriously injured when her home was destroyed.