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American Red Cross continues to Assist Tornado Victims in Tennessee

 

American Red CrossFayetteville, TN – 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.

American Red Cross workers Bob Stafford and Drex Freeman.

American Red Cross workers Bob Stafford and Drex Freeman.

“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 www.redcross.org , calling 1.800.RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10.00 donation.

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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


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