CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – In the wake of critical flooding in Waverly, numerous Clarksville corporations and nonprofits are accumulating supplies and donations to help victims.
About the weekend, the towns of Waverly and McEwen in Humphreys County, southwest of Clarksville, knowledgeable intense flash flooding, resulting in extensive house harm and decline of everyday living. Quite a few inhabitants have been stranded in their residences, and other folks remain lacking.
“I drove by some of the spots yesterday, and it is just breathtaking to see the devastation,” Government Director of the Tennessee River Chapter of the Red Cross Pamela Holz advised Clarksville Now. “Most of the water has receded currently. It was virtually surreal to feel that 24 hrs previously there had been streets underneath 5 ft of h2o and men and women sitting on the roofs of their homes crying for assistance.”
Many regional groups and nonprofit corporations have been gathering and delivering donations to flooding victims.
YAIPak Outreach has been on website in Humphreys County in the course of the weekend, according to founder Sherry Nicholson, delivering apparel, cleanliness things, treats and other goods that were being essential quickly.
“We were there the night that it was still raining, really, due to the fact these that have been remaining rescued ended up putting on soaked clothes,” YAIPak founder Sherry Nicholson said.
Due to the fact then, they’ve taken down two 24-foot trailers full of donations, and they are arranging for a great deal more, which includes a shower trailer they are getting down on Tuesday.
But the crucial is to make certain that Waverly is not inundated with merchandise that they don’t will need or are unable to retail outlet, Nicholson mentioned. YAIPak is coordinating with 1 of the churches in Waverly and with very first responders to make confident they are finding what they require, and not being overcome with donations they just can’t use.
“We’re trying to observe it so there’s no squander. Proper now those family members have certainly practically nothing, and they cannot retail outlet (donated) home furnishings or couches they just cannot retailer beds and all those sort of points but,” Nicholson told Clarksville Now.
So what can they use? The following big will need will be cleansing materials.
“Now we’re prepping for all the cleanup objects that are heading to be necessary on the again facet of this as perfectly,” she mentioned.
That implies goods like mops, brooms, disinfectants, contractor luggage and chainsaws. They also want anything many could not feel of: mobile phone batteries and chargers. A lot of men and women ran from their properties with their cell phones, but still left chargers powering.
Victims also can use gasoline playing cards and grocery playing cards, alongside with economical donations. If you make a economical donation by YAIPak, point out that it’s for catastrophe relief and it all goes to aid the flood victims.
YAIPak is retaining an updated list of essential items on the YAIPak Fb web site, alongside with lists of donation fall bins.
American Red Cross of Clarksville is accepting financial donations to assist the victims. Donations will be utilised to offer short-term housing, foods support and other necessities.
The Red Cross has established up a Disaster Reaction Headquarters in close by Dickson. They have escalated the condition in Humphreys County to a degree 4 DR (Disaster Response), the optimum stage being 5.
“I am just asking the people in our county, Montgomery County, and the bordering communities, if you come across it in your coronary heart that you can help, remember to know that the most effective way you can support proper now is to make a money contribution,” Holz explained.
For extra facts, call 1-800-Pink-CROSS or go to the American Crimson Cross of Clarksville website.
Manna Cafe will be accepting donations in the direction of flood victims within just all influenced counties. The business is partnering with regional agencies to be certain donations will get there in which they are most essential.
“We are devastated more than the flash flooding that occurred on Saturday. Our feelings and prayers go out to the families and buddies who misplaced residences, or cherished kinds,” explained Manna Cafe’s Rachel Hickman.
TNG is partnering with O24 Health to collect donations for flood victims. They will be gathering apparel and particular items at their 2030 Woodlawn Highway spot.
Desired items incorporate toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, towels, wash cloths, brushes, outfits and shoes of all measurements, diapers, formula and to start with support kits.
Jenkins and Wynne Automotive is accumulating hygiene objects, canned products, cleaning items, clothing, h2o and gift cards to be delivered to Waverly and McEwen.
Folks intrigued in donating can carry their products to the Ford and Honda entrance desk at 2655 Trenton Highway on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 24.
Romano Alliance is gathering provides and donations, including diapers, formula and other everyday newborn demands clothes and shoes cleaning materials these types of as disinfectant and trash bags rest room paper, paper towels and extra. For details, see their Fb web site.
The fall-off box is at La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham, 251 Holiday Push.
If you know other corporations in Clarksville operating to support flood victims, get hold of Clarksville Now at [email protected], issue: Reduction.
Chris Smith and Lee Erwin contributed to this posting.