Donations Needed For Tornado Victims
“Our thoughts and prayers go to the victims following this horrific tornado,” said Sandy Lindeman. “We are asking people to donate cash or needed items.”
Alderman Lindeman has asked Fire Chief Richard Shasteen to coordinate this effort. Chief Shasteen spoke to Coffee County EMA Director, Allen Lendley, who is assisting with the relief effort in Lincoln County. Lendley explained that they especially need cleaning supplies, paper products and batteries.
“Chief Shasteen will have a truck at Fire Hall #1 where you can bring your donated items. We’ll plan on taking the supplies to Fayetteville the first of the week, so please stop by before then,” said Mayor Lane Curlee. “I appreciate Sandy for her excellent idea to help our neighbors in Lincoln County who are suffering from the Monday night tornado. If we all do a little we can fill up that truck!”
Cash donations can be made to the following organizations:
www.redcross.org – donations made on the web site are distributed by zip code and goes to the Chapter that serves the zip code. The Heart of Tennessee Chapter covers the following counties: Coffee, Franklin, Moore, Bedford, Lincoln, Marshal, Rutherford, Cannon and Lawrence.
Call 1-800-Red-Cross or text the word REDCROSS to 90999.
Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the Red Cross – Mail Donations to American Red Cross 501 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.
Bank of Lincoln County – 931-433-1708.
Additional donations of only the following items being requested by Lincoln County EMA:
• Cleaning supplies
• Toiletries-toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, etc
• Paper products
• Batteries – all sizes
• Rakes and shovels
• Work gloves
Clothing donations are not being accepted.
The donations will be accepted at Fire Hall 1, 613 South Jackson in Tullahoma. The supplies will be loaded on to a 14 foot trailer recently donated to the Fire Department by UT Aerospace. Once this trailer is full, the Tullahoma Fire Department will deliver it to the Lincoln County fairgrounds as directed by EMA.