Thursday, April 28, 2016

Turn Around, Don't Drown!


Spring is flood season, and during this time, we'd like for you to remember TADD: Turn Around, Don't Drown.
It doesn't take much flooding to sweep away a car or a person. Walking or driving through even a few inches of fast-moving flood water is dangerous. More than half of the deaths from flooding happen to people in cars, and many people also die walking in or near floods. For more information on the dangers of flood water, visit the National Weather Service's flood safety site at www.nws.noaa.gov/os/water/tadd.
 


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It's always good to be prepared for severe weather


While we have thunderstorms in the Tennessee forecast for tonight and tomorrow, the big weather news this week is the high threat for severe weather and possible tornadoes across much of the Central U.S.
Spring is the season for severe weather and tornadoes, but no matter what season it is or where you live, it's always good to be prepared. A great first step is to download our free Emergency App, which provides safety information, severe weather alerts, and Red Cross shelter locations on your smartphone or tablet. Visit redcross.org/apps for more info and to download the app. And for more info on preparing for severe weather, visit rdcrss.org/1Yflqpc.
 

 
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Need Tennessee Promise community service hours? Volunteer with us!


Students: Are you seeking Tennessee Promise community service hours? Volunteer with us! We have plenty of youth volunteer opportunities, and we're always seeking new volunteers!

For more information on our volunteer opportunities, visit redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Giving Day Profile: Michelle Hankes


The Red Cross helps families in other ways besides assisting them in disasters. In our final Giving Day post, we're featuring Executive Director Michelle Hankes, who supports Giving Day because her son Keegan was saved due to her husband's Red Cross First Aid/CPR training.
When Keegan was about a year old, he choked on a piece of fruit at a restaurant. Michelle's husband, Michael, responded quickly due to his training and saved Keegan. Keegan, who just turned 16, is now a Red Cross volunteer.
To support the Red Cross during the final hours of Giving Day, please visit givingday.redcross.org/region/tennessee. #help1family

Giving Day Profile: Faye Anderson


In our final Giving Day post, we're featuring Executive Director Faye Anderson, who made a sign showing why she supports Giving Day. To support the Red Cross during the final hours of Giving Day, please visit givingday.redcross.org/region/tennessee. #help1family
 

Giving Day Profile: Nashville-Area Red Crossers


In our final Giving Day post, we're featuring some more Tennessee Red Crossers who made signs showing why they support Giving Day. To support the Red Cross during the final hours of Giving Day, please visit givingday.redcross.org/region/tennessee. #help1family
 

Giving Day Profile: Mary Beth Birge


Many Red Cross volunteers and staff credit the Red Cross for helping their families at some time in their lives. In our final Giving Day post, we're featuring Tennessee Regional Disaster Officer Mary Beth Birge, who supports Giving Day because the Red Cross helped her brother after his home caught fire.
To support families like Mary Beth's during disasters, please donate to the Red Cross today: givingday.redcross.org/region/tennessee. #help1family