There’s so much going on right now in terms of places to get help, specific types of donations needed at certain places, and other disaster relief information that it’s difficult to stay updated. But the United Way is collecting and distributing the latest info on the Web and through its phone bank.
The United Way’s 2-1-1 Disaster Services Update page is at:
You can also get updated information about volunteer opportunities in Chattanooga and ways to get help by simply calling 2-1-1. In Georgia or Alabama call 1.866.921.3035.
LOOKING TO HELP?
The United Way seeks volunteers for its phone bank. Call 423 752 0316 for information.
From the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency:
Call 2-1-1 for assistance or to donate goods, services or money to help communities in need.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and volunteer organizations active in disaster relief are partnering with the United Way of Tennessee to provide 2-1-1 as a single source for disaster survivors to get assistance from local groups and non-profits, as well as coordinate volunteer efforts with local agencies.
If you need help, call 2-1-1 and operators in the call centers will match the unmet need with the appropriate volunteer agency, non-profit group or charitable organization.
If you want to volunteer your time, goods, services or cash, you can call 2-1-1 and the operators will be able to coordinate your donation with the unmet needs in the community.
If you are having a life-safety emergency, you should always call 9-1-1.