Thursday, May 06, 2010

How to Help

I was able to see downtown Clarksville in person yesterday for the first time. It was heartbreaking! Today our local newspaper has information on how to help the victims of the flood here in Montgomery County. For those out of town, it is obviously easiest to mail a check. If you have material donations you would like to give, I would be happy for you to mail them to me & I'll drop them off. I will also be in Georgia next weekend so I could collect things then too!
If you can help, please do. So many people have lost so much.

Here is what I copied from the newspaper's website:

Some options for people in Montgomery County who need help or want to help are listed below.

Helping Red Cross

Clothing and food donations are being channeled through the United Way office on Madison Street. Non-perishable food items are needed.

Adult Red Cross volunteers are needed.
People interested must be in good health, be willing to complete four hours of Red Cross volunteer training, and complete a background check paid for by Red Cross. Those interested in becoming a volunteer can go between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to the temporary Red Cross shelter at Hilldale Baptist, 2001 Madison Street.

Monetary donations should be sent by mail to the local chapter of the American Red Cross, 585 S. Riverside Drive, Suite L, Clarksville, TN 37040. people wanting their donations to stay local need to memo 'local' or 'Clarksville' on checks.

Local efforts
If you need assistance because of flood damage call 211.

The Clarksville Area Ministerial Association has established a Flood Victim's Relief. Collection and distribution hours are: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Faith Outreach Church, 731 Winderemere Drive. Donations of non-perishable foods, new and good, laundered clothes, shoes, blankets, and bottled water are needed. Call 931-358-3010.

Clarksville Association of Realtors has organized a furniture collection drive to assist people affected by the flooding. Exit Realty Clarksville has volunteered to be a collection point. They ask that if you have any gently used furniture, mattresses and sheet sets to please drop them off at their office (1289 Northfield Drive). Contact Tracy Duffy at (931) 338-2734.

New Providence Church of Christ. Flood victims can receive toiletries and canned food items from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the New Providence Church of Christ, 421 Providence Boulevard. A truck load of food and hygiene items are coming from the Church of Christ Relief Center in Nashville. Anyone needing more information can call the church at 647-7825.
Long term help

Call Deborah Grubbs at 648-5774, ext. 103, if you want to volunteer your time for specific purposes. Grubbs is the retired Senior Volunteer Program director for the Community Action Agency. Grubbs is compiling a list of what people can offer services and what people might need.

The Rev. Ron Edmondson, pastor at Grace Community Church, said the church's website at is collecting names of people willing to volunteer in upcoming relief efforts.

1 comment:

The Tooles said...

We were on vacation this week and kind of "out of the loop." When I heard about all the flooding, I thought about you guys. Glad to hear things are okay where you are=)