Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Red Cross Continues to Assist Tornado Victims

 Red Cross volunteers, Bob Stafford and Drex Freeman

In the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes and severe storms that ripped through Lincoln and surrounding counties on Monday,  Red Cross has mobilized dozens of volunteers, opened an emergency shelter, and is working to meet immediate emergency needs for those who have been affected.   

"Today, volunteers will continue conducting damage assessments of affected homes in the community and canvassing the area to provide mobile feeding for emergency workers, clean-up crews and those affected by the storm," said Chapter Executive, Mike Cowles. 

A box truck has also been set up to provide bulk clean-up items such as gloves, buckets, rakes, garbage bags etc.  The truck will be located at:

Park City Baptist Church
2809 Huntsville Hwy
Fayetteville, TN

Although there were no residents overnight on Tuesday, an emergency shelter has also been set up for affected residents at: 

Fayetteville Recreation Center
1203 Winchester Highway
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334

HOW TO HELP:  Every year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters ranging from a home fire involving one family to larger disasters like hurricanes and wildfires that impact entire communities. If someone would like to help, they can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 

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