Red Cross needs you

The American Red Cross Tennessee Region has deployed 66 volunteers to respond to disasters across the country, including the historic wildfires out west, Hurricane Laura in Louisiana and east Texas, and the latest storm, Hurricane Sally, which has waterlogged parts of Florida and Alabama.

The Red Cross is also now closely monitoring Tropical Storm Beta as it takes aim at the Texas coast.  

These nonstop massive disasters have kept thousands of Red Cross volunteers working tirelessly for weeks to provide food, shelter and comfort to people in need. Our work is just beginning; we will be providing support for weeks to come.  

In response to Hurricanes Laura and Sally and the western wildfires, the Red Cross has served more than 1.3 million meals and snacks and distributed nearly 190,000 relief items with the help of partners.  

Tens of thousands of people need help now. Become a trained Red Cross volunteer at

People can help by making a donation by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.