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How you can help: NORTH GEORGIA

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NORTH GEORGIA 

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The compassion of the Tennessee Valley is showing with dozens of people asking Channel 3 how they can help the storm victims.

We are working to gather information for each of the agencies working on disaster relief in our area. If you represent one of these organizations, contact the WRCB newsroom at news@wrcbtv.com to let us know what you are doing to help.

WRCB's partners at the Times Free Press has established a Neediest Cases Fund: Southern Storms. It channels contributions to local Red Cross chapters for area tornado relief efforts. Your gift is tax deductible as permitted by law. Donate online by clicking here.

If you have had no disaster training, the best way to give is financially.
Text the word "GIVE" to 80888 to make a monetary donation to the Salvation Army or "REDCROSS" to 90999 for the Red Cross.

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FEMA Disaster Assistance:

DisasterAssistance.gov or m.fema.gov on mobile device
Phone number: 1-800-621-3362
TTY: 1-800-462-7585
call centers open 7a-10p

FEMA Disaster Assistance Centers (BOTH CLOSING MAY 26TH):

Catoosa County – Shirley Smith Learning Center on the Benton Place Campus

Dade County- Dade County Administrative Building

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HELP LINE:

Catoosa County:  The Catoosa County Help Line moves to the Catoosa County Administration building and will serve callers Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at either (706) 965-7138 or (706) 965-7139

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VOLUNTEERS:

Walker County: Sheriff asking volunteers to meet at Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church. 90 Nick-A-Jack Lane, Flintstone, GA, 30725. Coordinator phone number: 706-638-1909.

Catoosa County: 

People wishing to add their name to the list of volunteers may call the volunteer coordination office at the Ringgold United Methodist Church at (706) 935-2109.

Ringgold United Methodist Church is looking for volunteers to help clean debris on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Volunteers interested will meet at Ringgold United Methodist Church (corner of Nashville & Cleveland Street)each day at 8:00am.  Please bring a pair of work gloves and trash bags.  Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

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We are working to gather information for each of the agencies working on disaster relief in our area. If you represent one of these organizations, contact the WRCB newsroom at news@wrcbtv.com to let us know what you are doing to help.

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DONATIONS:

Catoosa County: Tarps needed in the Ringgold area—Church of Christ and Latter Day Saints.  Contact Therald Ward—423 313 6174. 

Catoosa County: Ringgold Telephone Company Business Office at 6203 Alabama Hwy., is taking donations until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Call Marcy Kernea 423-802-9553 for more information.

Items currently needed include: cleaning supplies; brooms; mops; Lysol wipes; hammers; roofing nails with plastic round tops; and heavy electric cords 10-12 gauge 100 feet long – 15 to 20 amp.

Catoosa County: The Salvation Army  will collect non-perishable food items, baby items, and toiletries at the Ft. Oglethorpe Wal-Mart on Monday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. BATTERIES ARE ESPECIALLY NEEDED AT THIS TIME IN NORTH GEORGIA!

Catoosa County: Relief efforts continue being staged from three designated assistance centers: the Ringgold United Methodist Church, 7884 Nashville Street; Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 422 Poplar Springs Road; and Cherokee Valley Baptist Church, 1495 Cherokee Valley Road. Donations of cash may be sent to any of these churches at their street address in Ringgold, Ga. 30736

Walker County: The Walker County Chamber of Commerce is helping coordinate efforts there and have the following needs: most important is nonperishable items for diabetics.  Examples: beef jerky, dried fruit, peanut butter (all natural, no sugar), unsalted nuts, cheese and crackers, whole grain cereal and breads, trail mix, and Jolly Ranchers or other hard candy. Baby bottles and all baby supplies, dental floss, juice boxes, work gloves, bandaids, ointments, bug spray, toilet paper, garbage bags, sunblock, baseball caps and sunglasses and detergent. Please contact : Stephane: 423-488-9065 and Maggie 423-605-7674.

Walker County: Anyone wishing to donate water, refreshments, or food may call or go to the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 North Hwy. 27, Rock Spring, Ga. 30739 - call 706-375-7702. CLEANING SUPPLIES, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS ARE URGETNLY NEEDED.

Walker County: Georgia Northwestern Technical College  will be accepting donations Thursday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fort Oglethorpe and LaFayette Walmart locations. Bring hardware & cleaning supplies. For more information, email dhodge@gntc.edu.

Dade County: Trenton United Methodist Church is accepting donations at 12500 N Main St. Call (706) 657-6170 for more information.

Whitfield County: Dalton State College is taking donations for Ringgold tornado victims. Drop off boxes are placed in buildings around campus. Most needed items are bottled water, food (including baby food), paper towels, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and personal care items. A Red Cross representative will be by campus on May 6 to pick items up.

 

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We are working to gather information for each of the agencies working on disaster relief in our area. If you represent one of these organizations, contact the WRCB newsroom at news@wrcbtv.com to let us know what you are doing to help.

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SHELTERS:

Northwest GA Red Cross Shelters 
Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School
2 A Highway
Fort Oglethorpe, GA

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We are working to gather information for each of the agencies working on disaster relief in our area. If you represent one of these organizations, contact the WRCB newsroom at news@wrcbtv.com to let us know what you are doing to help.

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SERVICES:

FOOD, WATER, CLOTHING

Walker County: Oakwood Baptist Chickamauga will provide food for storm victims in the Chickamauga area.

Catoosa County: Ringgold United Methodist Church has opened its gym to assist with food, water and day shelter

Catoosa County: Christ Chapel Share and Care Mission, 281 Inman Street, in Ringgold continues to serve the community as a food bank. The location also has shoes, clothing, bedding, furniture, cleaning supplies, and food is available for victims.

Georgia - Free crisis counseling is available to Georgia residents who may be stressed, anxious or depressed as a result of the recent severe storms, tornadoes and associated flooding.  
Those who may need this confidential service can call the Georgia Crisis Access line at 1-800-715-4225. Services are 24 hours a day, by phone or by going online to www.mycal.com.  All services provided by the agency are free.

DEBRIS COLLECTION

Catoosa County: Storm debris pickup begins this week.  Naturally occurring wood, trees and brush should be placed at the road for pickup. Demolition and other man-made debris should be placed in a separate pile from trees and brush. 

SHOWERS

WALKER COUNTY:

Grace Community Church
Nick-A-Jack at 157

Chattanooga Valley Baptist
Call 706-820-9736 for times

Oakwood Baptist
Call 706-375-5760 for times

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URGENT NEED FOR BLOOD DONATIONS

Dalton
100 West Walnut Avenue
Dalton, GA
706-226-7735

Fort Oglethorpe
2720 Lafayette Road
Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
706-861-5983

Blood Assurance pleads to anyone able to get to a blood center or bloodmobile to do so immediately.

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LOCALLY RUN RECOVERY WEBSITES:

REGIONAL: United Way of Greater Chattanooga

RINGGOLD: Help Ringgold

 

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