2014 News Archive
____________________________________________________Just a few clicks could help us win $25,000. Plus you could win $2,500 from eBay!____________________________________________________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. - TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE.____________________________________________________Northwest Tennessee's viable economy and generosity are dwindling. Only you can help us serve residents in desperate need this holiday season.
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Santa's Village ( in partnership with the City of Martin, TN and the University of Tennessee at Martin) has officially announced that there will be no collections of food and toys for local organizations to distribute to needy residents this Christmas, therefore we regret that we will be unable to offer a Community Christmas Assistance program to residents this year.
____________________________________________________We will no longer be offering emergency supplemental heater assistance due to a lack of community partnerships and funding.
We truly regret this decision, but we have been forced to make drastic expense cutbacks due to over demand of our core emergency services.____________________________________________________
Due to a change in program, NTDS will no longer be distributing free warm Thanksgiving meals through "Feeding of the 5,000" this year.____________________________________________________Imagine waking up in the middle of the night or arriving home to find your home or apartment in Northwest Tennessee affected by a fire. First dial 911 and make sure that you and your family are safe, then dial (731) 592-3947 for 24-hour free services providing emergency motel lodging and resources to get you back on your feet again.Your local fire department and 911 center will not refer you to us so please remember to call (731) 592-3947 when the unthinkable occurs for immediate help when you need it.____________________________________________________More information about the Ebola Pandemic.____________________________________________________More than two million people are expected to participate in this year's Great Central US Shakeout on Thursday, October 16th at 10:16 AM!
Register yourself or your group at: shakeout.org/centralus/register ____________________________________________________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 would like to thank Canadian National Railways, FedEx, Atmos Energy, and many others for being proud sponsors of its 2014 Tennessee Ready earthquake preparedness campaign! ____________________________________________________Now American Express Card Members can make donations to NTDS instantly! ____________________________________________________Drop by the 56th Annual Obion County Fair, August 11 - 16th in Union City, TN and visit our booth and get your photo taken with our Emergency Response Vehicle featured on the Full Throttle Saloon television series with Michael Ballard, and rock legends Jackyl and AC/DC.____________________________________________________August is NTDS Month!
Help us celebrate our fourth anniversary the entire month! Proclamations across the State of Tennessee were enacted to create awareness of the state chartered Disaster Relief and Emergency Response agency and help fundraise for the many relief efforts both locally and nationally that NTDS has helped in during the past year.The month ends with a special celebration at the Obion County Public Library in Union City, TN on Monday, August 25th at 6:00 PM. There will be lots of fun and giveaways!____________________________________________________*MARK YOUR CALENDERS FOR UPCOMING FREE NTDS CLASSES AT DISCOVERY PARK OF AMERICA:
Saturday, August 9, 2014: 9:30 – 11:00 AM – Tornado Preparedness
Saturday, October 11, 2014: 9:30 – 11:00 AM – Winter Storm Preparedness
Tuesday, August 26, 2014: 6:30 – 8:00 PM - Earthquake Preparedness____________________________________________________NTDS will be partnering with local meteorologists for a free public event called Storm Smart - an informational event focused on preparing the community for weather events that strike out of nowhere like the recent Woodland Mills, TN tornado.
The event is from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, May 23rd at the Obion County Public Library in Union City, TN.____________________________________________________A path of devastation hits Woodland Mills, TN on Monday evening, April 28th, 2014. An EF2 Tornado rips apart homes and destroys property in rural Obion County, TN. Then another EF1 tornado leaves a 13 mile path through rural Obion County, TN on Saturday, June 7th, damaging and destroying homes and trees as far as the eye can see.
PO Box 1458
Union City, TN. 38281
Or call (731) 592-3947
Please keep these families and others effected by this Spring's deadly storms across the country in your prayers.____________________________________________________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 offering "Tennessee Ready" earthquake preparedness courses starting in February.These courses are offered to all area civic groups and schools for free. Businesses can also be certified at a sliding group rate of $75-$150 per training session. Your business can call the numbers below for a more exact price for your group's size.
Participants learn from FEMA publications teaching proper earthquake drills, how to prepare an earthquake kit for business and home, retrofitting structures and building facilities that are more earthquake resistant.
After successfully completing the one hour course, each participant receives an official certificate to hang in their home or business.Dozens of area businesses and groups already proudly display their certificate including Discovery Park of America in Union City, TN.All proceeds go toward regional disaster relief efforts.For more information on scheduling a "Tennessee Ready" course for your civic group, school, or business, call (731) 592-3947 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
____________________________________________________Use our Extreme Winter Guide to prepare your family for this weekend's arctic invasion! Also, read our Detailed Training Guide to help understand the importance of preparing for brutal winter events like our area will experience this weekend.
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