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Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services

Mission: Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It is guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.

Target demographics: victims of disaster

Direct beneficiaries per year: 927 families during emergencies (including house fires)

Geographic areas served: Tennessee

Programs: Grief counseling, toiletry items, shelter, replacement for medication and eyeglasses and financial assistance to hundreds of Northwest Tennesseans affected by flooding or fires each year. Adult/Infant and Child CPR/First Aid/AED to thousands of Northwest Tennesseans Deploy volunteers to major disasters locally and across the country to provide relief to those affected by floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms and other disasters. Help thousands of military families in our region transfer emergency messages to their loved one deployed, helping them stay connected to family members during a difficult separation. Your generous contributions help victims of hundreds of local disasters like residential fires, across Northwest Tennessee, each year by providing: Food Clothing Shelter Counseling & Health needs

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our mobile home caught fire a few weeks ago - we lost everything. We were refered to NTDS by our local fire department. They bought us new clothing, warm blankets, food, and found us a new home to live in within three days. They even brought us Christmas decorations so we could have Christmas! God Bless NTDS!