At the end of April, Tennessee was devastated by severe floods that have caused over an estimated $1 billion of damage and resulted in over 50 Tennessee counties being declared federal disaster areas. While Tennessee many be hundreds of miles away from Hamilton Township, NJ, the compassion of the residents of "America's Favorite Hometown" has led many to seek ways to assist in their recovery.
Below is information listed on the state of Tennessee's official website for those who wish to donate to this relief effort:
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) has activated the Tennessee Emergency Donations Hotline to accept contributions to support state flood victims. As of Friday, May 7, the Hotline is also taking calls from people who need volunteer help. Anyone who needs the assistance of volunteers for help cleaning homes, etc., may call the Hotline. The toll free number is (866) 586-4483, and the hotline is staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT daily.
Know How to Provide Help That Makes a Positive Difference
Donated goods and volunteers that don't meet the specific needs that exist in a disaster area can hurt more than help, sometimes causing what disaster officials call a "secondary" disaster. Ask how you can best help with a simple telephone call to (866) 586-4483.