Saturday, Tennessee was hit by one of the most severe floods in U.S. History. In Nashville, the Cumberland river lifted 12 feet over flood stages, flooding the city, and causing an estimated $1 billion dollars in damage. On Tuesday as the river began receding, nearly 30 deaths have been blamed on the storm, and many are still unaccounted for.
Many around the country are wondering how they can help Tennessee in it’s time of need. My suggestion is the American Red Cross. Since Saturday, the Nashville Area Red Cross has housed 900 displaced people in emergency shelters and distributed 7,500 meals in the immediate Nashville area. The Red Cross has already done a tremendous job responding to this disaster, however, there is much work yet to be done. The Red Cross NEEDS our donations. To make a donation click here, or click on the Red Cross banner on the bottom of the page, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 dollar donation, or call (615) 250-4300 to make a donation by phone.
In September of 2009, the Atlanta Metro area was struck by the worst flood our city had experienced in over 100 years. The local chapter of the Red Cross provided immediate life saving and life sustaining support to the people of Atlanta and the surrounding areas. I’ve seen what the Red Cross can accomplish when disasters like this strike. Tennessee needs our help, please consider donating to the American Red Cross.