The record flooding across several midwest states has turned personal for the region’s dispatchers. At least three Nashville Metro 911 dispatchers have lost their homes and belongings, and many more are unable to safely return home because of the high water. The 911CARES organization has just issued an activation to assist the affected dispatchers, and is asking for assistance from comm centers across the country. “One dispatcher was rescued by boat just before her home flooded,” says Kevin Willett of 911CARES. “Many other dispatchers have had the contents of their homes flooded or destroyed.” 911CARES is asking for monetary donations and for supplies. Check the group’s plan and other information after the break.After talking to Metro 911, Willett offers this plan for those who want to assist
- Take up a clothing/supply collection and send it to Nashville Metro 911 directly (address below)
- Take up a monetary collection and turn them into either Wal-Mart or Target gift cards and send them to Nashville Metro 911 directly (address below)
- Make a credit card donation by calling 911 CARES at 800-348-8911. We accept VISA, MasterCard and American Express. 100% of your donation will be applied to the NASHVILLE ACTIVATION.
- Send clean, new or gently used adult clothes or kids clothing. (Wash them before sending them and mark sizes on them)
- We do not have a specific size list due to the continuing emergency but all sizes are currently needed. Jeans, polos, t-shirts and casual clothes are best. Sweats and sweat shirts are great also.
- Blankets, towels, sheets.
- Kids toys and books and teddy bears.
- Just imagine losing the contents of your home. What would you need most? Fill that need.
Attn: Michelle Peterson
2060 15th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212