2015 News Archive
____________________________________________________Happy & Safe Holidays from NTDS!____________________________________________________Our hearts go out to those affected by terrorism in Paris, France and in San Bernardino, CA.____________________________________________________Join millions of people worldwide and practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:15 a.m. on October 15th during the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!
____________________________________________________Our hearts go out to victims and their families as a result of this weekend's historic flooding in South Carolina.
____________________________________________________Our thoughts & prayers go out to the families affected by the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon.
____________________________________________________Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by the deadly 8.3-Magnitude Quake in Chile.
____________________________________________________9/11/2001 - WE WILL NEVER FORGET!
We remember and honor the thousands of lives lost 14 years ago on this day.
____________________________________________________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.____________________________________________________Help us celebrate NTDS Month this August!____________________________________________________Our thoughts & prayers go out to the military families affected by the tragic shooting in Chattanooga, TN.____________________________________________________Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services whenever you shop on AmazonSmile!____________________________________________________NTDS responds to Mid-South flooding. A mobile Emergency Response Unit has been deployed to assist flood victims in limited southern U.S. territories. If you have been evacuated due to floods, please call: (731) 592-3947 for free shelter and food assistance.________________________________________________________________________________________________________Summer Outdoor Safety Tips:
1. Wear sunscreen & lite clothing.
2. Drink plenty of cold water.
3. Limit your time outside to prevent heat exhaustion.____________________________________________________June is National Safety Month - Review your Family & Business Emergency Plan and make an Emergency Kit.
Don't forget to stock up on ice, bottled water, and sports drinks for the warm days ahead!____________________________________________________Our thoughts and prayers go to families of the victims of this weekend's tragic Nepal earthquake.____________________________________________________Itís National Volunteer Week! This observance was established in 1974 and recognizes the efforts of all hardworking volunteers. During this time, take action to make a difference in your community by helping others.
Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services (NTDS) has volunteers across the country, which represent 100 percent of the organizationís workforce. NTDS volunteers fill many roles from coordinating disaster response teams to teaching disaster preparedness classes.Volunteer today!
____________________________________________________NTDS needs help creating a rolling memorial that will save lives during emergencies. For a $100 donation, we will include a 4" x 4" memorial decal placed on our vehicle honoring a friend or loved one that you have lost or in memory of an event (such as September 11, 2001, Sandy Hook Shooting, or Vietnam War). The vehicle will tour the United States (upon request of officials) assisting during times of emergency and displaying your generous gift in memorandum. Each donor receives an emailed photo of their memorial on the vehicle upon request.
With your generous contributions, this Emergency Communications And Response unit (ECAR) will be equipped with communications links for First Responders during Critical
Operations Scenes during emergencies. With internal heating and cooling for firefighters and victims to charge phones,
call loved ones with cell tower amplifiers, watch television reports, and enjoy water, coffee, or hot cocoa with snacks in
the safety of an enclosed and ventilated structure.
It is our hope to have ECAR completed this Spring.____________________________________________________Keep up with breaking regional weather and disaster news by liking and following our official Facebook and Twitter pages!____________________________________________________Avoid flooded areas and call us if you have been evacuated for NTDS emergency shelter locations near you.(731) 592-3947____________________________________________________Tennessee is now in a State of Emergency. Avoid unnecessary travel due to deteriorating road conditions. Make preparations now to secure your pets and bring them indoors or in a heated garage. Check on neighbors during these record breaking sub-zero temperatures on the way. Put together your Emergency Kit for home/auto and extra water and food supply if you haven't already.
Check your local television stations for heating center locations near you. Second Baptist Church in Union City, TN has already established a warming center for residents without adequate heat.____________________________________________________Product Donations & Corporate Incentives:
NTDS accepts product donations from some of the world's largest companies. From stacks of boxes to pallets of products, we can process large bulk warehouse receivables from your business. Your donations to local and national disaster relief efforts are 100% tax deductible.
Many of our corporate supporters are already set up to match employee donations. If your employer isn't set up for corporate incentives, they should know the tax and acknowledgment benefits of supporting charities that employees support.
For more information about Product Donations or Corporate Incentives, contact us at (731) 592-3947 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.____________________________________________________Celebrate love and compassion for all.
Volunteer and make a change in your community on this MLK Day.____________________________________________________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.____________________________________________________NTDS is helping you Resolve To Be Ready for 2015!____________________________________________________2014 News Archive