As with any disaster, our goal is to provide resources where they are most needed. We have identified organizations that can use donated funds to help with supplies, clean-up, and more:
The Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/red-cross-helps-after-tennessee-tornadoes.html You can also call 1-800 RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation
The Community Foundation: https://www.cfmt.org/story/middle-tennessee-emergency-response-fund/
Cross Point Church: (Jude Crowell is our HFMA Region 5 Executive and this is his church): https://crosspoint.onlinegiving.org/donate/form/191#!/
Cookeville/Putnam County Tornado Relief Fund - Putnam County Bank Locations
Venmo money to @CookevillePutnamCountyTornado
Cookeville Regional Medical Center Foundation has set aside a restricted relief fund to help the Community Regional Medical Center employees and/or their immediate family members. “The Foundation will collect donations over the coming days and weeks for a restricted relief fund to help CRMC employees and/or their immediate family members (mother, father, sister, brother, children) significantly impacted by the tornado disaster. If you would like to make a donation online, please click here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/Recovery”
The following Churches are trying to provide food and other items for first responders and people displaced in the Cookeville area:
Donate to help CRMC employees and their immediate families: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/Recovery This is operated through the Foundation. Donations will also be collected 3/6/20 in the lobby from 7:30 am – 3 pm (payroll deduction, cash and check) A CRMC wide Bake Sale is scheduled for Monday March 23rd and is being organized through department directors.
Donate to help supply medical equipment. http://weblink.donorperfect.com/MedEquip This is operated through the Foundation. Inventory of donated wheelchairs, walker and shower/transfer benches has been depleted as we resupply victims. In addition to funding, we are seeking donations of gently used medical equipment, especially wheelchairs, walkers and shower/transfer benches for immediate distribution.
These are available free of charge to tornado victims who have lost equipment and need immediate supplies.
Donate to the County/City Fund for later cash distribution directly to residents affected by the tornado: https://putnamcountytn.gov/?fbclid=IwAR1d23vhdbbV_QBlIFLjTzZtV0_jWRxEzuJ0-fIm_SN23Yu7K4d_h3RaPvw
Please consider donating to any of these organizations to lend a hand to those who have lost so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those impacted. Please remember to state, "Middle Tennessee Tornado Relief" on donation checks.