Thu
Feb 7 2008
03:04 am

Xpost from Tennviews...

Don't know about y'all, but I'm being deluged by emails and communiques from friends near and far asking how they can help folks affected by the recent disaster. From Tennessean.com...

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Most of my money's probably going to Second Harvest and the Community Foundation of Middle TN.

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Anonymous's picture

Address for Knoxville Area Red Cross

If you want to donate localy, here is the address for the local Red Cross:
(link...)

Knoxville Area Red Cross
6921 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37909
(865) 584-2999

Forrest Erickson


"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires."
Susan B. Anthony - in 1896, addressing the National American Woman Suffrage Association meeting

Chris Davis's picture

Tornado relief

Three Red Cross volunteers from our area (two from Knox and one from Union) are in middle Tennessee this morning, helping provide food, shelter, and other needs that affected families have. Six Red Cross shelters were open last night with over 300 people combined in the shelters.

The Red Cross is also working with other relief and response organizations, such as TEMA, the Southern Baptists Disaster Relief Team, Second Harvest Food Bank, and others.

The Red Cross is people like you and me from our area helping their fellow man. If you are inclined to support disaster relief, the Red Cross is also a great way to help.

1-865-584-2999 or (link...)

Pam Strickland's picture

My brother does a lot of

My brother does a lot of work with the Southern Baptist Relief Team. He lives in Clarksville, so my guess he will be taking time to help out his neighbors.

I'd say any of the organizations named in these posts would be great. Also, the head of other churches in the area -- Episcopal Diocese, Catholic diocese -- would be good, I bet.

Pam Strickland

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." ~Kurt Vonnegut

Terri Jennings's picture

Trying to help

I work all week,so I thought I could help somebody do something to help the tornado victims on Saturday. I did not know you had to take a course and let them do a background check on you to help people. What's this world coming to???

Eleanor A's picture

Hi Terri, Hands on Nashville

Hi Terri, Hands on Nashville will take you without training. They've been designated the clearinghouse for volunteers by Mayor Dean...more info: HON.org. (They'll also take people outside of Nashville, is my understanding.)

MMJJ's picture

Help

Hi, I have been searching all day for some type of message board or something for these local tornado victims to go to for help with FEMA questions. And this is the closest I've come so far. My family lost their home to a tornado last year and we have been through so much with the SBA. That's the Small Business Administration - it is the department that these families will be dealing with when they are ready to look at renovation/reconstruction loans. I have learned alot through this experience and I want to find a place online where I can help these people in this way. If anyone knows of a message board/blog spot/etc where individuals can help other individuals in this way PLEASE POST !!

*** If you know a victim who will need to rebuild... please tell them to make sure that their insurance/mortgage company states that it is MANDATORY for them to use their insurance proceeds to pay off their mortgage BEFORE they pay it off! If not, they will not want to pay off their mortgage. At least not before speaking with someone who will be handling their account at the SBA! The SBA will expect the victim to use all of the insurance proceeds towards the NEW construction if it isn't MANDATORY. ***

sunshine's picture

SBA Help

I do no what you are saying. Ive been there my self with them dont give up the intrest rat at 2.8% is good thay will make you jump thru alote of loops but in the end you will see the light...

nicole sammarco's picture

ROCKIN' FOR THE SOUTH BENEFIT CONCERT - 5/4/08

Hello everyone,

We wish to formally thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts, who gave of your money, time, energy and talent in helping to make the ROCKIN' FOR THE SOUTH benefit at SALLY O' BRIENS BAR in SOMERVILLE MASSACHUSETTS on the day of MAY 4TH. 2008 A HUGE SUCCESS. The day went so smoothly, everyone was so upbeat and happy to be there. We had a fantastic time and the Music was wonderful. We are happy that you all enjoyed the food. For our next benefit we will just make, Jambalaya, Pulled Pork and Gumbo. What we did will help so many deserving people. Blessings to you and all of yours !!!!

All the best,
David and Nicole Sammarco

PS- Those we wish to thank for their support:

SAM HOOPER GROUP - DEARBORN VALLEY - AREA 151 - BEAU ROLAND BAND
MELANCHOLY CIRCUS - REVERB JOE & THE REVERBERATORS
MIKE MACDONALD & THE WIDOW MAKERS - DAVE SAMMARCO BAND
KEN SELCER & THE BUMPING KNUCKLES BAND - THREE DAY THRESHOLD
DAMN SKIPPY - ATTENTION SHOPPERS - TOM HAGERTY BAND - PATSY HAMEL

ALL THE MUSICIAN'S IN THE BANDS LISTED ABOVE - SALLY O' BRIENS BAR -
NICOLE SAMMARCO - THE BOSTON GLOBE - THE HARVARD GAZETTE - HARVARD UNIVERSITY STAFF - HILLBILLY AT HARVARD - BOSTON PHOENIX - BRATTLE FLOWER SHOP - frank coakley - cathy sterling - ken selcer - DAVID'S CATERING OF ARLINGTON - PJ RYANS - LA RONGA BAKERY - SPARE CHANGE - WEEKLY DIG - BOSTON NIGHT CLUB NEWS - METRONOME MAGAZINE - SOMERVILLE NEWS - SOCIAL WEB - THE COMMON CALENDAR - TELEGRAM NEWS TIPS - CHRIS SCIUTO & SCOTT CORMIER FOR THEIR BACKLINE - SYSCO food service - LINE & STONE INC. SOMERVILLE JOURNAL - ALL THE PEOPLE WHO DONATED THEIR TIME MONEY OR BOTH TO THIS BENEFIT TO ASSIST THE SOUTHERN TORNADO VICTIMS OF 2/5/2008 -
thank you all so very much !!!

sunshine's picture

RED Cross

Florida 2/2/07 tornados that rip thur...... my home was in the path of it all... The only one who care for me was the red cross and I just want to say THANK YOU for your concern... FEMA What a joke thay are!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you were not on Well Fare, you got no Help....!
It is hard to recover from a storm that almost took my life!
Thank God my Lord Jesus was there for me that night!

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