Skip to comments.Nashville TeleThon Total Reaches $1.74MILLION
Posted on 05/07/2010 7:13:05 AM PDT by AtlantaBelle
WSMV Channel 4 Telethon raise $1.7 MILLION last night! Vince Gill and Amy Grant gave $100,000 to start things off and IMMEDIATELY Taylor Swift (GOD BLESS THIS KID!) called in with $500,000!!
Here are some other ways to help:
How Can I Help With Relief Efforts?
If you or someone you know is interested in making tax-deductible contributions to flood relief efforts, we are accepting donations. Please make checks payable to Mobile Loaves and Fishes Nashville, 3605 Hillsboro Rd. Nashville, TN 37215 and mark them for Flood Relief. If you are interested in making contributions of food, toiletries and supplies, we will continue to collect the following items at South Hall:
fresh fruit (apples, pears, oranges, clementines, bananas)
washcloths + towels
toiletry items (toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner)
sandwich-sized zipper baggies
disposable to-go containers with lids
disposable oven-safe aluminum baking pans
Second Harvest Food Bank If you need assistance, call their emergency information center at 211 or 615-862-8574. Or Call 615-329-3491
Salvation Army To volunteer to the Salvation Army, call Matt Vamvas at 416-3175. For emergency assistance, call 255-0554 or visit 611 Stockell Street. Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate and make sure to designate to Nashville Flood Relief. Members of the public who want to help with relief efforts can contact Hands On Nashville. Its number is 298-1108. By Tuesday morning, 7,000 volunteers had already signed up to help. Samaritans Purse is partnering with Bethel World Outreach Center for disaster relief. Call 615-346-1310 if you would like the organizations to help you recover. Victims should give Bethel World Outreach Center the location of where they live, the damage in their area/home and what help you need. You can e-mail this information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Samaritans Purse will help clear the damaged area, remove carpets, drywall, flooring, and treat molding. Volunteers should be at least 14 years old to help, but minors will need an adult chaperone. Volunteers should come to the church any day from Monday to Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and be prepared to work until 4:30 pm. The first day of volunteer work begins on Thursday, May 6. Call 615-371-1000.
Mayor Karl Dean asked businesses to make mass donations of generators, cleaning supplies, diapers and other supplies that can assist in recovery efforts.
God Bless Freepers for helping!!
Absolutely! They are in the post above..could not leave them out!
Thread from yesterday, with more thread links to the devastating damage done to 52 counties in TN. The Navy base in Millington was evacuated, Navy housing flooded. Shady Oaks Trailer court of 300+ homes was 7-8 feet under water. Busineeses, and brick and mortar homes damaged. Millington took the brunt of the damage in Shelby Co. 13 small tornadoes touched down across TN on top of the flooding.
MS and AR had twisters and flash flooding...yet to see more than local coverage of that. Poor MSM are stuck on the oil spill and the bomber..to tired to cover any other disaster.
Dyersburg flooding photos
Millington, Flooding photos & video
You Tube videos of the flooding across TN and 1 from MS.
and where is the President and his FEMA?????
where is the Media??? and Shepard Smith????
Prayers for all Americans in Tenn.
lets not bother our Congress who is busy helping Greece out of their problems and the markets are tanking again...
Vince did a great job last night, calling on lots of friends. It was must-see TV. I was hoping they’d get to two million.
To tired from covering the oil spill and the bomber...we have not seen hide nor hair of our own governor (d) on this end of the state.
Channel 5 Relief drive
13 year paralyzed when twister hit his mobile home (MS)
QB Vince Young offers aide
http://www.wkrn.com/ (Nashville news)
That was Vince being Vince. He is a great person and humanitarian as well as a great musician.
Thanks for all your links and updates!!
I wish more people could have seen the telethon, with real musicians playing and singing, not studio synch-overs and computer generated sound. It was impressive.
I have not seen one news report about TN. I have only been able to read about it on Freerepublic.com.
They said CNN ran snippets of the telethon last night but everyone knows they have a mighty small audience. Larry Gatlin and Governor Bredesen were on Fox and Friends this morning.
GailA has been doing GREAT work too trying to get the word out.
And still........as of today..NOT ONE STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT PRESENT....go figure
It was streamed live on the web. Vince Gill was wonderful! He and his wife Amy Grant are the real deal!