A Crisis Cleanup Help Line is in place for Tennesseans who need help with muck-out, debris removal, and home cleanup from the recent statewide flooding.
The Crisis Cleanup Hot Line is a toll-free call to 1-833-556-2476. The number is staffed 24/7 and will be available through March 15, 2019.
Callers should be ready to provide their name and contact information, and a brief description of their issue, to the relief agency representative who answers the Hot Line.
If a relief agency representative is not available, callers can leave a message with their contact information to receive a return call.
The Crisis Cleanup Help Line is a coordinated effort to help Tennessee flood survivors between the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, Volunteer Tennessee and the Crisis Cleanup organization.
In times of disaster, financial donations are the best way to aid those in need. Cash can be used immediately in response to a crisis, and allows disaster relief organizations to purchase exactly what is needed, when it’s needed. Cash gives relief organizations the means to procure supplies near the affected area, which cuts down on transportation time and cost. Monetary contributions also support local economies and ensure that businesses can operate when relief supplies diminish.
The Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross is directly supporting flooding relief efforst in the State, https://www.redcross.org/local/tennessee.html.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has established a Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund: https://www.cfmt.org/story/middle-tennessee-emergency-response-fund/ to support flood-affected communities and non-profits.
If you live in Tennessee and want to volunteer to help flood survivors, please visit the Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (TN VOAD), https://tnvoad.shutterfly.com/.
If you'd like to volunteer and live outside of Tennessee, please visit the national site for the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, https://www.nvoad.org/.