Monteagle Elementary School, along with community members and churches, collected items to send to The Hope Lodge in Nashville, in honor of Kristy Sartain. Kristy is the first grade teacher at MES and is fighting multiple myeloma. She stayed at The Hope Lodge in January during treatment for her cancer. Items collected were delivered in a U-Haul truck by Bill and Lele McCollum, Gordon Getty, and Gene Finnell. Those contributing to The Hope Lodge donations included MES, Grundy County Schools, Myers Hill Methodist Church, Pelham United Methodist Church, Cumberland Bible Chapel, Morton Memorial Methodist Church, Monteagle Dollar General, Whitwell High School, South Pittsburg Elementary School, South Pittsburg High School, and Whitwell Elementary School.