Monday, October 10, 2016

70+ TN Red Crossers Continue to Help Those Affected by Devastating Hurricane Matthew Damage

Across five states, nearly 7,000 people woke up this morning in 156 Red Cross and community emergency shelters, and several of Tennessee's 70+ deployed Red Crossers staffed and supervised some of these shelters.

As you've probably seen and heard in the news, the damage from Hurricane Matthew has been devastating. Even in areas where homes were on higher ground, further away from the water and less prone to flooding, wind damage from the hurricane caused older trees in historic and established communities in Georgia and South Carolina to fall onto homes, crushing them due to the age and size of the trees. Trees and large limbs covered streets and cars.

You can help those affected by Hurricane Matthew by making a monetary donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from disasters big and small across the U.S. Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Photo Credit: Daniel Cima/American Red Cross

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