Our office is located at:901 W. Highway 22Union City, TN 38261
U.S. ARMED FORCES FAMILY MEMBER EMERGENCY CONTACTS: Army Family Liaison:(800) 833-6622Navy Family Support:(901) 874-5111U.S. Air Force:(210) 565-2660USMC Locator:(760) 725-5171U.S. Coast Guard:(800) 772-8724
Mission StatementNorthwest 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.
____________________________________________________We have added two new additional phone lines for emergencies. Call (731) 592-5851 or (731) 592-5919 in addition to (731) 592-3947.
____________________________________________________NTDS is excited to announce that it will again be part of this year's 29th Annual Santa's Village at the Ned McWherter Agricultural Pavilion on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin on Thursday, December 12th from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Please drop by and show your support and help local children have a better Christmas this year. Thank you!
____________________________________________________Sign up now for the NTDS 2013 Christmas Assistance Program - Helping Santa bring Christmas to low income families! Deadline to return your application is Thursday, December 12th!
____________________________________________________NTDS is again proud to offer its annual Merry Mail as a service to our military families this holiday season! U.S. Armed Forces members and their families can send free online military-themed Christmas cards.
____________________________________________________More than two million people are expected to participate in this year's Great Central US Shakeout on Thursday, October 17th!
Register yourself or your group at: shakeout.org/centralus
____________________________________________________September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a good time for all citizens to take advantage of resources that are available to help prepare for the next disaster or emergency.
____________________________________________________NTDS is excited to announce that it is a 2013 Finalist for Toyota's 100 Cars for Good! We will be competing for votes to win a 2014 Toyota Tundra truck on Friday, October 18th! To vote, go to: www.carsforgood.com
____________________________________________________*UPDATE: GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET PRICES FOR "MUSIC MOVES" HAVE JUST BEEN LOWERED TO $10!!CHILDREN UNDER 12 (WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT) ENTER FREE!!!ALL FIRST RESPONDERS ENTER FREE (JUST SHOW YOUR CREDENTIALS AT THE DOOR)!!!Music Moves invited guests include: Payton Taylor, Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Saliva, Karmin, Lew Jetton (61 South), and local music legends!Ticket sales starts at 5:00 PM/Show starts at 6:00 PM, Saturday, August 31st at the Union City Civic Auditorium in Union City, TN.
____________________________________________________August is NTDS Month! We would like to thank the Northwest Tennessee Community and individuals and businesses across the world for their encouragement as our services have continued to grow and we ask for their continued support.
Through our all volunteer staff, NTDS has provided financial assistance and lodging to fire victims and has provided emergency food assistance to hundreds of residents of Northwest Tennessee, as well as free emergency preparedness courses.
Individuals, businesses and groups can help celebrate “August is Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services Month” by joining us in our vital humanitarian mission - whether through volunteering your time, making a donation or taking a safety class. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam recently honored NTDS by signing a State Bill for an official NTDS Tennessee State Specialty Plate.
____________________________________________________Show your support by visiting the NTDS booth at this year's 55th annual Obion County Fair from August 12th through August 17th!
____________________________________________________NTDS is excited to announce its new August fundraiser, "MUSIC MOVES." - here's more details on how to enter!Download your Official Program Guide now to take to the event!
____________________________________________________Four tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness:
1. Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic with little sugar), regardless of your activity level.
2. Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place.
3. Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
4. NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle.
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____________________________________________________NTDS Volunteers arrived Tuesday morning (May 21st) to aid in response to the devastation in Moore, Oklahoma. Special thanks were given by Governor Mary Fallin to Disaster Services and the Volunteers from Tennessee.
____________________________________________________Introducing the new NTDS promotional Storm and Fire Ads!
____________________________________________________Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Boston, as well as the families of those impacted by the explosions. Boston Marathon Hotlines: Concerned Families: 617-635-4500 Witnesses: 1-800-494-TIPS
____________________________________________________NTDS needs volunteers with the desire to help others. National Volunteer Week is April 21-27!
____________________________________________________Spring is just around the corner, so order your NTDS apparel today and support a great cause!
____________________________________________________Hey Taylor Swift fans! Pre-order your NTDS TN Specialty Plate before June 30th for a chance to win a drawing for THREE (3) FRONT SECTION FLOOR TICKETS to see her perform live on Friday, September 20th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN! ...and even more great giveaways for showing your support!
____________________________________________________Join us this morning at 10:15 AM as we Drop, Cover & Hold On for The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut!
____________________________________________________Call (731) 446-7504 to schedule First Aid/CPR/AED training for yourself or your business. Learn how to save a life today!
____________________________________________________March is NTDS Practice & Prepare Month. The educational program teaches area school children five ways to prepare for a disaster. After attending a special presentation, children will be asked to take a referral form home with them and have family members sign off on the form that the family member was told by the student at least three ways to prepare for a disaster. Plaques will awarded to each school for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
____________________________________________________NTDS is helping you Resolve To Be Ready for 2013!
____________________________________________________Pre-order your NTDS TN Specialty Plate! You can find out more here!
____________________________________________________Today, on MLK Day, we plant the seed of hope together to inspire it to bloom for all. Start here!
____________________________________________________In the wake of Friday's tragic fire in Union City, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Jackson/Holland family.
____________________________________________________Sign up to Drop, Cover, & Hold On for the Great Central U.S. Shakeout on Thursday, February 7th at 10:15 AM!
____________________________________________________Flooding has been reported in areas of Obion and Lake Counties. Never drive on roads covered in water, especially if there is a current. As little as 6-12" of water can sweep a vehicle away.
NTDS Shelter Op volunteers are on notice for possible activation. If your home is in effected flood areas, please call (731) 592-3947 for emergency assistance.
____________________________________________________Join NTDS at the 2013 Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning (March 3-5)!
____________________________________________________NTDS and Voxer are partnering to offer a smartphone 2-way radio, text, and live photo app for disaster victims. Created as a Call To Action after the Sandy Hook tragedy, Together For All ™ will link disaster & mass shooting victims with First Responders.
____________________________________________________NTDS has put together a new Portable Generator Safety Video with lifesaving tips during an emergency. Share it with your friends!
____________________________________________________You can now follow NTDS on Twitter for live updates!
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FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR 2013
Or send your much appreciated donations to:PO BOX 1458UNION CITY, TN 38281
NOTE: We will never solicit donations over the phone or door to door.