Monday, June 3, 2019

Letter from Northeast Tennessee Executive Director, Kalen Collins - June 2019

As you know, March brought rain, rain, and more rain, but our team was ready to respond. Local volunteers sprang into action by opening five shelters and completing damage assessment in the affected areas. A team of volunteers including Naif Almutairi, Marth Farmer, Larry Nelson, Rachelle Burkert, Lynn Wright, Teresa Rhoton, Edith White deployed to Linden and Nashville, Tennessee to help our Red Cross neighbors. We operated as a cohesive unit to respond to the Tennessee Region’s flooding.

Sound the Alarm has finally wrapped up. On April 27, the Tennessee Region rallied together to install more than 2,500 alarms within the first 24-hours of the Sound the Alarm kick-off. The Northeast Tennessee team worked together to install 220 alarms and make 92 homes safer.

As the end of the fiscal year is nearing, we took time on April 30 to celebrate our amazing volunteer team. The Northeast Tennessee group gathered at Laurel Run Park to enjoy an afternoon of Chick-Fil-A and ice cream. We took a break to say thank you for all the hard work our volunteers have completed this year. You all truly keep this organization going. Thank you for carrying out the Red Cross mission daily. 

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