Response to TN and KY Tornadoes
Monetary Donations, requested by aid organizations
As evidence of the loving hearts and giving spirits at Hilldale UMC, our office has received numerous calls asking for ways to assist tornado victims across Tennessee and Kentucky. We have been working diligently to find information, and we are thankful for the generosity of our community.
At this time, MONETARY DONATIONS** are recommended. Most families have no place to store large amounts of clothing, furniture, etc. Right now they stress the need for monetary donations that will go to tornado victims for food, lodging, and other immediate needs.
** Donations submitted below or mailed in with "Tornado / Disaster Relief" in the memo line go 100% to Disaster Relief efforts resulting from the recent tornadoes. We send the donations on through the TN UMC Disaster Relief Team.
Checks can be dropped by the office or mailed to:
PO Box 3874
Clarksville, TN 37043
(put Tornado or DISASTER RELIEF in the memo line)
YaiPak Clarksville is currently taking donations and are working on Project Rebuild Hope for tornado victims in Kentucky.
YaiPak Clarksville, requested items
Cleaning supplies such as mops, brooms, buckets, sponges, gloves, soap, disinfectant, large trash bags (contractor style), and even items such as chainsaws, rakes, and shovels are needed. As cleanup begins, these items will be crucial to the rebuilding and restoration process.
Disaster Relief is in full swing! Here are our current drop points for supplies:
••• AT THIS TIME WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING NEW CLOTHING EXCEPT freshly laundered coats, hoodies, and blue jeans •••
397 Tiny Town Rd. Suite A
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2400 Madison Street Suite 5
Keller Williams Realty - Haven Thompson’s Group
2271 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
•Sturdy totes with lids (for community storage)
•Grey Duct Tape
•Lg Sharpie Markers (Black)
•Heavy duty zip ties
•Batteries all sizes
•40V Max Kobalt battery AH/charging pad
•Heavy duty rakes
You can purchase from their Amazon Smile list here
If you would like to support by giving please: Text “Give” to 844-335-1746
UMCOR, requested items
- If you are interested in donating directly to the United Methodist Committee on Relief disaster response and recovery, you can do so by visiting their website here
Stewart County and the Kingston Springs/Pegram areas are communities within our District that suffered damage from the many tornadoes over the weekend. There are many ways we can support the recovery efforts in these neighborhoods and each area has specific requests.
Fort Donelson Memorial UMC will be collection site for Stewart County. Rev. Willie Lyle is the contact person and can be reached at the church phone number 931-232-5696. The church address is 420 Church Street, Dover, TN, 37058. They are currently accepting the following:
· Cleaning supplies
· Clothes needed for work: jeans, work shirts, etc.
There are an estimated 200 homes affected by the storms in the Kingston Springs-Pegram area. Some houses are destroyed, and others can be repaired. Work teams will be needed, after assessments have been completed and the area is deemed safe. Kingston Springs UMC is collecting gift cards to distribute to families who are without power, which NES estimates it will take another two weeks to restore. They are asking for gift cards to the following vendors:
· Home Depot
Rev. Kelli Hamilton, pastor of Kingston Springs UMC, is the contact person for the gift card collection. She may be reached at the church phone (615-952-2481) and the church is located at 368 N. Main Street, Kingston Springs, TN 37082.
Thank you for your willingness to help! We ask that you continue to pray for those affected by the tornados and for the rescuers as the days ahead are hard.
We will continue to update this page as we gather more information. Looking for other ways to donate? Reach out to the American Red Cross or Manna Cafe Ministries on Facebook.