Trained Interviewers to Meet With Clients and Provide Emergency Assistance
Gallatin, TN, February 10, 2008 – The American Red Cross, in its continuing efforts to assist the victims of the tornados, will open Red Cross Service Centers in various locations throughout the affected areas of Tennessee. The centers will be located at the following sites:
Hickory Hill Community Center
Memphis, TN 38115
Old Sears Store
329 Highway 52 Bypass East
Lafayette, TN 37083
Jackson Area Chapter
1981 Hollywood Drive, Suite 100
Jackson, TN 38305
2714 Fairview Blvd
Fairview, TN 32062
Centerville United Methodist Church
103 College Street
Centerville, TN 37033
Hartsville Aid Station
303 E. Main St.
Hartsville, TN 37074
Starting today, February 11, 2008, these service centers will be open to individuals or families who live in the affected areas and need assistance.
At the service center, each individual or family will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a trained interviewer to help determine needs and provide urgently needed assistance. Assistance may include providing them with the means to pay for what they need most — from groceries, new clothing, and rent to emergency home repairs, transportation, household items, medicines, and tools. Red Cross may also be able to refer victims to other agencies which can assist with their needs.
Individuals or families who apply to the Red Cross for assistance must bring with them some form of identification showing their address, as proof that they lived in the area affected by the disaster.
There is absolutely no charge for any Red Cross disaster assistance. All disaster assistance is free — a gift from the American people. No repayment is required or expected.
Disaster victims who–because of age, physical difficulty, or similar reasons–cannot come to a Red Cross Service Center, may also use the Red Cross Hotline to request assistance.
To obtain information about Red Cross assistance for disaster victims, call the Red Cross Hotline at 1-866-GET-INFO. TDD 1-800-526-1417 for hearing impaired callers.