Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A message from the Gallatin Chamber about tornado relief

The Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce will continue to register and dispatch volunteers. We are trying to get more specific addresses and descriptions of the work needed. Volunteers should come to the Chamber office at 118 West Main Street after 8:30am and they will be registered and directed to appropriate locations.

Cragfont Baptist Church is in need of volunteer help. This is the church at the corner of Harsh Lane and Highway 25 that has acted as the Emergency Operations Center, has received and distributed donations for victims, AND fed thousands of volunteers, emergency workers and victims. They need some support. If you can help there, please call 615.451.9673 (leave a message and they will return your call). The church has been open 24 hours for many days, so help at any time of the day or night will be appreciated.

Plans are also being made to organize another volunteer weekend. We will forward that information on as soon as details are available.

The latest information on donations is that there is still a need for shoes(please bind together), socks, coats, diapers, baby wipes, non-perishable food, water and paper products. Locations where items are being accepted include Gallatin City Hall, Gallatin Cares, Cragfont Baptist Church, and Hartsville Pike Church of Christ. Please advise of any other locations of which we may not be aware.

Monetary donations may be made through the Salvation Army (615.242.0411), the United Way, the Red Cross, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and several other outlets. If you'd like to donate in support of the Wynnewood Restoration Project, donations may be made in C/O Connie Ramsey, Sumner Bank and Trust, 240 W Broadway St., Gallatin, Tennessee 37066. Donations to the Kyson Stowell Fund may be made at Sun Trust Bank, 1605 21st Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212.

Donations needed to support clean-up/volunteer efforts include gloves, garbage bags (large contractor bags are best), rakes, lunch supplies and drinks. We can accept cl these donations at our office.

Thank you all for your generosity and spirit. The work this weekend was amazing and it was greatly appreciated!

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Please call the chamber at (615) 452-4000 if you have any questions.

Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce
118 West Main Street
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
(615) 452-4000
Paige Brown Strong, Director
Vol State. Volunteer State Community College

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