WAVERLY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A record 17 inches of rain fell in parts of Middle Tennessee on Saturday causing devastating flooding.
At least 19 people - many of the children - were killed when the rising waters tore through Humphreys, Hickman, Houston and Dickson Counties early Saturday morning. The city of Waverly was the hardest hit. Several people there were killed and several are still missing. Hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed.
HOW TO HELP
- NewsChannel 5 has partnered with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help our neighbors in need. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund. You can also call 615-321-4939.
- The best way to help is to donate money, but to donate items for the victims you can reach out to the Nashville Community Resource Center, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
- The Humphreys County Sheriff's Office said anyone who would like to donate items to those displaced from their homes can go to the National Guard Armory in Waverly. It is located at 1421 US-70.
- Sheriff Chris Davis created a GoFundMe account to raise money for the families displaced by the flooding.
Gifts made to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund will help families impacted by the severe storms and flooding. Grants will be made to nonprofits providing vital services both immediate and long-term. CFMT’s work helps free nonprofits up to concentrate on delivering services while the organization “connects generosity with need” and our community sets out to rebuild lives.
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About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect the intentions and goals of their charitable endeavors. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.