Clarksville, TN – Volunteers in the Tennessee River Chapter for the American Red Cross responded to 169 home fires throughout the chapter’s footprint in 2022. In 2023, home fires in the area are up 7 percent compared with the same time last year.
The local chapter of the American Red Cross responds to these fires and other individual disasters weekly, sometimes daily. Volunteers make up about 90 percent of the American Red Cross workforce, helping to make it possible to provide immediate support to our neighbors in time of need.
The Red Cross is asking for help assisting the local community. As a Disaster Action Team Volunteer, you can respond to the scene of home fires and other disasters. Volunteers provide emotional support, safe shelter, vital supplies, emergency assistance, and information to help families begin recovery.
The Tennessee River chapter will conduct a local volunteer information tour to invite community members to learn more about this opportunity.
Upcoming informational sessions:
February 15th, Maury County Library, 10:00am – 10:45am
February 15th, Humphreys County Library, 3:30pm – 4:45pm
February 16th, Lewis County Library, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
February 17th, Hickman County Library, 9:30am to 10:30am
February 17th, Giles County Library, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
If you have questions about the need for volunteers or how the Red Cross responds in your community, please contact LoriAnn Tinajero, chapter director at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dolly Mast, Disaster Services program manager at email@example.com.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members, and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
The American Red Cross of Tennessee River serves Dickson County, Giles County, Hickman County, Houston County, Humphreys County, Lawrence County, Lewis County, Maury County, Montgomery County, Perry County, Stewart County, and Wayne County in Tennessee. In addition to the counties listed, the Tennessee River chapter also serves Fort Campbell, Kentucky.