The American Red Cross continues its relief efforts for residents displaced by recent flooding across Middle and West Tennessee and is currently operating 17 emergency shelters throughout the region. My friend, Erin, who works at HMG Nashville says shelters are at capacity, people are unaccounted for and many homes are under water. Middle Tennessee is in a water conservation emergency. Much of Nashville's economic base is threatened.
Monday, Red Cross mass care officials distributed approximately 3,200 meals and over 10,000 snack items to shelter clients in Nashville and an additional 600 to shelters in outlying areas. Since Saturday, approximately 7,500 meals have been distributed to shelter residents in the immediate Nashville area. WSMV-TV Channel 4 will broadcast 'Working 4 You: Flood Relief with Vince Gill and Friends (including Steve Wariner) this Thursday night in prime time from 7 to 10pm. All proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army, Red Cross and Second Harvest Food Bank. Naomi Judd and Phil Vassar will also be performing, along with several others.
Text 'REDCROSS' to 90999 to donate $10 to disaster relief.