Gustav Evacuees In Tennessee

1 09 2008

First of all, shelters are going to need some help in assisting Hurricane Gustav Evacuees.

From Memphis from an email from Left Wing Cracker:

Mid-South Chapter
American Red Cross

1400 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
901-726-1690

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH EVACUEES FROM GUSTAV!!

The Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross needs your support. We need volunteers who are willing to learn shelter operations. You will go through a brief orientation on what your duties will be.

If you are interested, orientation is being held Monday, September 1, 10 am 1 pm. Come to the Chapter office at 1400 Central Avenue.

And the shelters need basic items Here are some requests from Catholic High School Gymnasium in Memphis.

ITEMS NEEDED:
Toiletries – all kinds (think what you might need if you took a 4 or 5 day trip)
Diapers
“Good Nights” diapers for older toddlers
Children’s clothings
Broom for cleaning
Snacks and fruit of any kind
Coloring Books and crayons
Toys
PILLOWS – they have almost none for sleeping on cots
Television
VHS player or DVD player, as well as tapes and DVD’s

From Nashville, there are several shelters and they are probably going to need some help this week as well.

Smyrna National Guard Training Center, 400 Fitzhugh Blvd, Smyrna, Tenn. (2 p.m.) (TEMA shelter)

  • Tullahoma National Guard Training Center, 400 Industrial Blvd, Tullahoma, Tenn. (TEMA shelter)
  • Schrader Lane Church of Christ, 1234 Schrader Lane, Nashville (after 4 p.m.)
  • College Hill Church of Christ, 1401 Leeville Pike, Lebanon, Tenn. (after 5 p.m.)
  • Two Rivers Baptist Church, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville (after 8 p.m.)
  • And out of Knoxville, here is an update.

    UPDATED: Joe has more from Chattanooga.

    UPDATE: The Ol’ Broad has a comprehensive list as well.

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