Tornado Relief Fund - Cookeville/Putnam County 2020

OPERATIONS CENTER HOTLINE: 931-646-INFO (4636)

VOLUNTEER

  • Volunteer Reception Center: Putnam County Fairgrounds - 155 Fairground St. Ckvl, TN 38501
  • Volunteer Registration Link (Putnam County EMA Facebook Page): http://bit.ly/putnamstrongvolunteer
  • Unaffiliated Groups/Individuals: Get placard at Putnam County Fairgrounds
  • Family/Friends (specific to one house): “F” placard for each vehicle
  • Baptist Disaster Relief: The River Community Church - 1200 Miracle Rd. Ckvl, TN 38506
  • Walk-ins
  • Samaritan’s Purse: Stevens Street Baptist Church – 327 W Stevens St, Ckvl, TN 38501
  • Walk-ins (14+ w/ an adult)

EQUIPMENT

DONATIONS

  • NOT ACCEPTING: Shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, clothes, water, pillows, blankets, toilet paper, pet supplies, furniture, kitchen items, cleaning supplies
  • Clothing Donations:
  • Baxter Church of Christ – 224 Buffalo Valley Rd, Baxter, TN 38544
  • Willow Church of Christ – 1150 S Willow Ave. Ckvl, TN 38506
  • Small Item Donations: Drop off at the Cookeville Community Center – 240 Carlen Dr. Ckvl, TN 38501
  • Pallet-Size Donations: call Kayla Crowson at 615-853-3975
  • (Address is 610 Jefferson Ave. Ckvl, TN 38501)
  • Must call before donating pallet-size donations

FOOD

  • Must come from commercial catering
  • Get name, phone number, food type, number they can feed, and if they would like to feed a certain group.
  • Give info to Katie Neal: 931-267-9652

MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS

Cookeville Putnam County Tornado Relief Fund has been opened for monetary donations.

  • Any of the 19 Bank of Putnam County branches to contribute.
  • Venmo: @CookevillePutnamCountyTornado
  • PayPal: donate@CookevillePutnamCountyTornadoReliefFund.com

OFFERING RESOURCES

  • Post to Hip Cookeville and Cookeville Strong Facebook pages
  • Email helpnow@putnamcountytn.gov with name, phone number, and equipment names

HOUSING

  • Get name, phone number, address, if they have pets, if they need long term/short term housing, and where they are located for pickup (if they need transportation)
  • Give info to Amber Flynn-Jared: amber@therealtyfirmagent.com

WATER INFORMATION

  • Boil water restriction was lifted 3/9/2020

DEBRIS REMOVAL

  • Crisis cleanup Hotline: 1-800-451-1954
  • Guidelines: (Refer to printout) OR
  • Get name, phone number, and address to contact after getting info for them

INTERNET ACCESS

For those needing internet access, the Putnam County Library has access, as do many other area businesses, restaurants, etc.

ANIMAL NEEDS

  • Cookeville/Putnam County Animal Shelter: 931-526-3647 or 2650 Gainesboro Grade Ckvl, TN 38501
  • Adoptions / Foster Programs / Volunteering - AARF at 931-260-8018
  • Humane Society Spay & Neuter Clinic will reopen soon.

LAUNDRY

  • Willow Avenue Express Laundry is offering free wash and dry for families affected by the storms in Putnam county. Also accepting donations for laundry supplies (detergent, etc.)
  • 502 N Willow Ave, Ckvl, TN 38501
  • 931-528-9274

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

  • For legal assistance relating to the emergency call the Tennessee Bar Association at 1-(888) 395-9297 or refer to http://www.tba.org/volunteer/

PUTNAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT

  • Putnam County Sheriff’s Department: 931-528-8484 non-emergency or 911 for emergency calls
  • Putnam County Board of Education: 931-526-9777
  • Putnam County Major Randy Porter: 931-526-2167
  • Putnam County Fire Rescue: 931-520-5255
  • Putnam County TN Facebook Page – Information on schools, Putnam County 911, Putnam County Sherriff’s Department, Putnam County, and Emergency Management Agency

STATE AGENCY NUMBERS

  • Tennessee Emergency Management Agency - 1-615-741-0001
  • Donations Call Center - 1-866-586-4483
  • Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Consumer Affairs Division - 1-615-741-4737
  • Tennessee Attorney General's Consumer Advocate and Protection Division - 1-615-741-1671
  • Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (Disaster Unemployment) - 877-813-0950, Extension 7599 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or apply direct to https://labor.tennesseeanytime.org/labor/

FEMA INFO

  • Disaster Relief Center will be at Hyder-Burks Pavilion (NOT OPEN YET AS OF 3/9/2020)
  • TO RECEIVE FEDERAL DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE, constituents MUST register for FEMA assistance.
  • Ways to Register:
    1. Register at: www.disasterassistance.gov (24/7)
    2. Download smartphone app (24/7)
    3. Call 1-800-621-3362 (7 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days/weeks)

FEDERAL AGENCY NUMBERS

  • FEMA registration - 1-800-621-FEMA (TTY - 1-800-462-7585)
  • FEMA fraud line - 1-800-323-9603
  • Housing resources help line - 1-866-233-7643
  • U. S. Small Business Administration - 1-800-659-2955
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) - 1-800-427-4661 (TTY - 1-800-427-5593)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - 1-800-829-1040 (TTY - 1-800-829-4059)
  • Social Security Administration - 1-800-772-1213
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs - 1-800-827-1000

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