The news about the current flooding in the South as well as the oil spill along the Gulf Coast is heartbreaking. The flooding has effected several states in the southern part of the US, but Tennessee has been particularly hard hit. In Nashville, news outlets are reporting that 10 deaths are attributed to the storm there and predict that clean-up efforts may take months.
To see what the Red Cross is doing to assist in the storm ravaged southern states, they have compiled this information on their website.
You can also make a donation on this verified page of the American Red Cross’ website.
For a quick and easy way to donate immediately, Text “REDCROSS” to 90999on your phone to donate $10 to flood relief (this is a verified donation method as described on the American Red Cross’ website.)
Even if you can not make a monetary donation, perhaps you would consider volunteering some time or even donating some blood to the American Red Cross so that they can keep their support being funneled where it is most needed.
Do you know of any relief efforts taking place on a local level? Are there any schools, organizations or other groups that may be collecting donations for the people effected by the floods or supplies for the relief workers? Let us know, we’d love to write a post to highlight people who make a difference in the community and give back!