Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Red Cross Opens Shelter to Assist Tornado Victims in Southern Middle Tennessee

The Tennessee Volunteer Region of the American Red Cross has mobilized dozens of volunteers, two emergency response vehicles, and disaster relief supplies to help meet emergency needs for those who have been affected by the tornado ravaged areas in Lincoln, Moore and surrounding counties.

"Over the next few days, volunteers will be canvassing affected communities to provide mobile feeding, pass out relief supplies, and helping to meet disaster-related health needs such as replacing lost medications and medical equipment," said Mike Cowles, Heart of Tennessee Chapter Executive.

An emergency shelter will open on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for affected residents at: 

Fayetteville Recreation Center
1203 Winchester Highway
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334

The fastest way to find an open Red Cross shelter is to visit redcross.org or iPhone users can download a free Red Cross Shelter View app from the app store.  You can also view open shelters through and of our free mobile disaster apps.  If you don’t have access to a computer or iPhone, call1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to be connected to your local chapter.  Shelter locations are updated every 30 minutes, so it may take a few minutes for new shelters to appear.

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 www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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