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Find A Red Cross Shelter

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Sumner County Office of Emergency Management activated the Nashville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross to open a shelter for those affected by Tuesday night's storms.

The shelter was also opened for those evacuated from their homes near the Columbia Gulf Transmission fire in Westmoreland. 

The shelter is located at the Hartsville Pike Church of Christ, located at 744 Hartsville Pike in Gallatin, TN. 

The Red Cross also opened another location in Lafayette at 1200 Russell Drive.

Currently, there are 33 of those affected being sheltered by the Red Cross at this location.

The Nashville Area Red Cross has volunteers on stand-by to provide assistance in Middle Tennessee as well as be deployed to hardest hit areas, such as Jackson. 

The Red Cross is asking all volunteers to log into the DSHR system to update their availability as to when they can be deployed.


IN GALLATIN

Hartsville Pike Church of Christ
744 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin, TN
Gallatin Armory
(We will only fill this shelter when we reach capacity at the Hartsville Pike Church of Christ. Capacity is 269).

IN MACON COUNTY

Tennessee National Guard Armory
1200 Russell Drive
Lafayette, TN
(75 clients in this shelter)


*Macon County was among the hardest hit by tornadoes with more than 1200 homes damaged and 200 homes destroyed.

*The Nashville Area Red Cross provides services to several counties including Davidson, Sumner, Trousdale, Macon, Dickson, Cheatham, DeKalb, Robertson and Wilson.

*The Red Cross is able to provide financial assistance to victims of these storms.  This process should begin some time next week.  The Red Cross gives out Client Assistance Cards with funds loaded onto the card, depending on what they lost. 

*The Red Cross is currently engaged in feeding clients, emergency management officials, Red Cross volunteers and staff, fire department, police department and other responders.  Volunteers are also delivering meals to shelters and others affected.

*The Red Cross is currently conducting damage assessment in Macon and Sumner counties, to effectively evaluate what each family lost and allow them to get the appropriate funds available.

*The Red Cross is urging donations during this time of disaster.  The National Red Cross has issued this disaster a Level 4.

*The Red Cross does not accept anything but monetary donations. We take in what we give out.  We give out financial assistance.  We want to help the economy rebuild after a disaster, so we want the clients to purchase the things they need and help the community get back on their feet.

  • Need assistance/ client casework 250-4294
  • Make a contribution (financial or in-kind/supplies) 250-4264
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