In the aftermath of the violent storms and tornadoes that swept through the state last night, the American Red Cross is currently assisting 30 local families across 10 counties in Middle and Western Tennessee today. Affected counties include: Chester, Davidson, Fayette, Henderson, Hickman, Madison, Robertson, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson. The number of families and the geographical area that was affected continues to grow as the Red Cross receives notifications of additional damage in other areas. An emergency shelter has been set up to provide a safe place to stay for those who need it.
In addition to an emergency shelter, we are also doing damage assessment and client casework, where appropriate.
Red Cross volunteers on the scene are members of the Chapter’s Disaster Action Team, a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to the scene of a local disaster when called upon at any time of the day or night. Volunteers are providing water, meals, snacks and a shoulder to lean on to all of those who need it.
Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:
About the American Red Cross:The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.