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March 19, 2012 1:25 PM
SIDEROADS - part 2 with a visit to the chattanooga chickamauga national military park
FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE DAY
Congratulations to newschannel 9's Facebook Friend of the Day!
Audrey Brown-Eddins ---Audrey is a Brainerd High School graduate and went on to study at Chattanooga
State - she says her biggest, and likely most rewarding job is right at home. She is married and is the proud mother of four sons and one daughter congrats to audrey brown eddins - newschannel 9's facebook friend of the day
UNITED WAY'S 2-1-1 DISASTER RELIEF HELP
joining us today is Diane Jarvis resource specialist with United Way's 2-1-1 talking about Tornado Disaster Recovery
---Camp Joy is now closed, which eliminates a service resource center and the need for some volunteers at that location
----FEMA has declared us a disaster site , which was quite unexpected but very fortunate. But it means everyone needs a Red Cross evaluation. Those who have had a home or business damaged and do not have adequate insurance can apply with FEMA.
Phone number: 1 800 621-FEMA(3362)
Or online: www.disasterassisstance.gov or www.FEMA.gov
United Way's 2-1-1 is open to calls with disaster related needs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. When the office is not open a message service will be taking messages for the next day.
You can also reach 2-1-1 by dialing 423.265.8000 or if you are in Georgia or Alabama you can dial 1.866.921.3035.
If you experience an immediate, life-threatening emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
*NEW Urgent need* Rental housing is needed in the Harrison and Ooltewah areas for storm victims, but shorter term rentals for less than 1 year are needed - 3 month, 6 month and 9 month terms. If you can help families who need special rental arrangements, please call United Way's 2-1-1 center so your information can be placed on our referral lists.
Volunteers needed - more volunteer info at iHelpChattanooga.org
Greenwood Baptist Church (8529 Snowhill Rd, Harrison, TN) has the following volunteer needs:
---Volunteers who have trucks and can help deliver items out to the volunteer sites
-----Volunteers who can help with sorting, greeting and intake
-----Chainsaw crews to assist with volunteer recovery work - many storm victims need help clearing trees out of roads, driveways and yards before any other work can begin. If you can help, call Pastor Toby at 595-3249.
7th Day Adventist Disaster response team has the following volunteer needs at their warehouse at Hamilton High School on 9050 Career Lane. Call (423) 322-8965 or (423) 779-6381 for more information:
Six (6) warehouse volunteers will be needed on a regular basis for 2 months for immediate storm recovery. The volunteers will unload trucks (usually takes about 2 people) and sort (4 people). Lunch will be provided.
Volunteers Needed to Transport Pet Food!
Let them know if you can help transport pet food to those in need! Email Jeanine at email@example.com
----- Catastrophe Assistance will help storm victims find temporary housing. Just call 1-800-968-0848
-----St. Francis of Assisi Church, at 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, has showers and laundry service available for storm victims.
------Greenwood Baptist Church on Snow Hill Road is serving as a volunteer assignment center and is providing meals and drinks to volunteers.
And also providing showers for volunteers and area residents whose homes were damaged on March 2.
They are also providing clothes, groceries, baby diapers, formula, toiletries and household items for area residents whose homes were damaged in the storm.
The Hamilton County Health Dept. is providing free Tetnus shots for individuals who are involved in storm clean-up and recovery work
------Items for personal hygiene kits
Brooms and dust pans
Plastic storage tubs (like Rubbermaid)
Powerade and Gatorade drinks - several pallettes
At this time, no clothes or children's toys are needed. If you have questions, call Pastor Toby at 595-3249.
Baby Item Donations needed:
Diaper Duty of Chattanooga is collecting Baby Formula and Diapers for tornado victims. Call 1-423-999-9718 if you have items you can donate or if you have been affected by the storms and need assistance.
Pets - Donations needed:
trans - siberian orchestra and their brand of "rock theater" is lighting up the road on a three month spring tour -I recently spoke with paul o'niell director with the orchestra which by the way will be coming to chattanooga this wednesday...
for more information go to www.trans-siberian.com or www.tsotickets.com
for todays receipe - asian chicken wraps - go to www.mrfood.com
PIGS IN A BLANKET
pigs on parade - joining us is Stratton Tingle- Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce to tell us more about this event
--------- Promote Tennessee Saves Week March 17-25 which is sponsored by the local Tennessee Saves coalition- the local umbrella organization for financial literacy.
------Partners include United Way of Greater Chattanooga, UT Extension, banks & credit unions, the Chamber, etc. We conduct a variety of activities year round to motivate youth & adults to save money & reduce debt. Examples- Who Wants to be a Millionaire, 4-H Piggy Bank Pageant, workshops & classes, etc.
------ Pigs on Parade (3rd year)- More than 40 local businesses, non profits and government agencies decorate a piggy bank which is displayed at the Chamber of Commerce Business Expo at the Convention center on March 21st. Voting hours are between 9:30-2:30. Winners will be announced at 3:00.
------Invite public to attend this free event & vote for their favorite piggy bank. Or vote on-line now through March 21st. Vote by "friending" our Tennessee Saves Facebook page at facebook.com/TennesseeSavesChattanoogaChapter and "liking" your favorite piggy bank.
-------Partners will conduct a Saves campaign during Saves Week
If you need more information, call the UT Extension Services at 423-855-6113. If you or someone you know needs a referral for assistance with financial issues, such as credit card debt management, call United Way's 2-1-1 Call Resource Referral Center for access to the appropriate service. Just dial 2-1-1, call 423-265-8000 if you are using a cell phone, or dial 1-866-921-3035 if you are calling from out-of-area.