Many of you have emailed and commented asking me how you can help the victims of the tornado in my neighborhood and in other areas of Middle Tennessee. I received this information and thought I should share it with you:
HOW TO HELP
You can help people affected by this disaster, by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of all disasters. You can visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or mail your donation, to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
You can also donate to help the victims of the Murfreesboro tornadoes at any Middle Tennessee Kroger store at the register as you check out. Just tell the cashier you would like to make a donation to the Red Cross for the Central Tennessee tornadoes.
The Red Cross is NOT accepting any donations of clothing, furniture or any other material items.
If you would like to volunteer, the CITY OF MURFREESBORO is asking you to call (615) 890-1934.
If I find out places that will accept clothing donations (alot have asked me about that) I will let you all know. Thanks for caring- the sense of community in our city is so strong and it's great seeing people from both near and far coming together to help these folks who have lost everything.
On a side note, I wanted to send a special thank you to our friends from church who took care of my family over the weekend. The Seiberts who let us come over on Friday night to watch the news coverage since we didn't have power, the Mistrettas who opened their home to us to share an Easter meal, and the O'Connells who let us borrow their generator. God has blessed us with wonderful friends and we are so thankful for you.