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Tornado Recovery Information
Updated:  Thursday, December 8, 2016
 
Thank you to everyone who has given to the victims of the recent tornado and storms.  This community has come together to offer assistance to their neighbors when they need it most.  Due to the overwhelming generosity and outpouring of aid, we no longer need donations of clothing.  We will continue to accept monetary donations as long as the need is there. 
 
 
Updated:  Monday, December 05, 2016
 
Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6, there will be a collection/distribution site at the old American Bedding warehouse located at 276 Dennis Street beside Lowe’s.  Food and other items can be donated there.  Coordinated Charities, SETHRA, and Red Cross will be there to offer assistance to those affected by the storm.  Coordinated Charities will distribute funds donated to United Way of McMinn & Meigs Counties.  The warehouse will be open 10 – 5 each day through Saturday, December 10, and 1 -5 on Sunday, December 11th.  If you know someone needing assistance please refer them to that location.  
 
Resource List for Victims and Volunteers
 
Keep McMinn Beautiful – KMB will have a clean-up day on Saturday, December 10th, from 9:30am-noon.  Volunteers will meet at the Athens Municipal Building on North Jackston St. at 9am to receive assignments and supplies.  Bring work gloves and wear sturdy shoes. For more information, call Keep McMinn Beautiful at 423-506-7316, visit www.keepmcminnbeautiful.com or email keepmcminn@gmail.com
Allen Memorial UMC – Soup & Sandwich Dinner for victims and volunteers on Wednesday, December 7, at 6pm. Pick it up, stay and eat or call 745-1560 for delivery.
SETHRA – Homeless grants / housing assistance, deposits for rent & utilities, heating assistance: please go to American Bedding location. Food distribution on Thursday.
Veteran Services – Services for Veterans, spouses of veterans, or widows/widowers of veterans affected by the tornado please call 744-1605.  For emergency PTSD counseling please call 435-2968.
Storage Bins – Hillcrest Church 368-1427
Tennessee Wesleyan University – Campus Food Bank
Boy Scouts – Clean-up
Athens Lions Club – To help with clean-up on Tuesday, December 6th, please call 506-1404.
Coordinated Charities – food, deposits and clothing: Go to American Bedding location
Helping Hands – home repairs and assessments for the uninsured
McMinn Regional Humane Society – Has set up a program to foster pets displaced from their homes in the storm. 
 
 


 

Upcoming Events

  • September 15th: Campaign Kickoff Luncheon
  • September 16th & 17th: Dairy Barn Days for United Way
  • September 28th: McMinn County Education Foundation 8th Grade Career Day
  • October 1st: Let’s Read 20 Kickoff
  • October 1st & 2nd: Fall Ball Tennis Tournament
  • November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th: Michael’s Dine Out for United Way
  • November 11: The Sock Shop's Day of Giving for United Way
  • November 29:  Giving Tuesday

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016