When you’re on your own, we are there with you.

As the United States faces the worst public health crisis in a generation, we want you to know we are here for you — and with you.

Whatever happens, whenever it happens, your newspaper will be there for you. We’ll be there to let you know how our community is managing through this crisis — from business to government to the health care system and schools to the drastic impact on individuals and families. 

And we’ll be there to let you know about the good and extraordinary things happening in the midst of this crisis — such as Becky Bishop, food coordinator for Concord United Methodist Church and the work she has been involved in, along with other volunteers bringing food to elderly people who cannot leave their homes and health workers putting themselves in harm’s way to care for the sick.

Amidst the sadness and anxiety, there are uplifting moments reminding us of the resilience of the human spirit, and we’ll be there to document those, too.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said the coronavirus has created an unprecedented health and economic crisis in our state.

“We need every Tennessean on board to beat this pandemic,” he said. “Success starts with swift, accurate information and we support the efforts of the press to keep every Tennessean informed.”

Having fact-based, reliable reporting that provides public scrutiny and oversight is more important than ever. Together, across more than three decades, this newspaper and its readers have navigated challenging events, including financial downturns and periods of extreme political and societal division.

This challenge is greater than any of those — but rest assured, we’ll be here for you.

Based on the foundation laid by Farragut Community Group, the Town’s founders more than 40 years ago, Farragut is a resourceful Town where people come together to build and grow. Let’s stick together and we will come through this, too.