Tennessee Heroes

As you have seen over the last several days, our fellow Tennesseans have been ravaged by historic flooding in Middle and West Tennessee. As the water slowly recedes, I want to take a moment to thank all the heroes across the state who risked their lives to save others. Men like Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner, a firefighter in Nashville who waded in water up to his chin to save dozens of people trapped this week.

Heroic stories like the one above took place from Memphis to Spring Hill and should inspire and remind each of us that the time to live up to our “Volunteer” name is now. I hope each of you will continue to reach out to help friends, neighbors, loved ones, and fellow Tennesseans who face massive challenges as they recover from the damage and suffering the water left behind.

I am asking our staff at the Tennessee Democratic Party to take Friday off to volunteer with organizations assisting with recovery, clean up, and aid to those who need our help. I hope each of you will also reach out in any way you can.

Here are a few ways you can help.

Give Money:

Tennessee Red Cross
Donations are accepted online or by texting REDCROSS to 90999

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN

MidSouth Food Bank


Tennessee Red Cross

Hands On Nashville

For questions about water advisories, returning home after a flood event, or government status reports you can view that information here:

Tennessee Government Flood Guidance


Chairman Chip Forrester


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