How to Help Middle Tennessee Flood Survivors
Extreme rainfall and flash flooding this past Saturday has devastated several Middle Tennessee communities. Humphreys County saw more than 17 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. There are 22 people who have died and approximately 50 are still missing. Rescue efforts are continuing.
Many in the Volunteer State want to help those impacted. Here are several organizations that are on the ground already and doing the work.
The American Red Cross: The Middle Tennessee chapter of the Red Cross has deployed to the area and set up a reunification center for families as well as connecting the displaced with shelters and basic needs. You can help by donating here.
Community Resource Center: Nashville's Community Resource Center is managing an Amazon wish list to gather necessary items while working with officials to establish a safe response. Their website also has a list of immediate needs for debris removal, supplies for first responders, and supplies for unhoused flood victims. Donate to their efforts here.
Mercy Chefs: A team is setting up in the area to provide hot meals to flood victims and first responders as they always do in natural disasters. They feed body and soul. Donate to their efforts here.
Tennessee Emergency Response Fund: The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee activated this fund to help facilitate getting grants to nonprofits supporting relief and restoration in areas of Middle Tennessee impacted by severe storms and floods. Donate here.
Kelly Keisling serves as State Representative for House District 38 which encompasses Macon, Clay, Pickett, Scott, and part of Fentress Counties.