Archives     Advertise     Editorial Calendar     Subscribe     Contact Us    

Tornado Response Updates

Click on the links below for more information:

Tornado Emergency Financial Assistance, Deadline Now April 7, 2020

Eligible households now have until Wednesday, April 7, 2020, to contact the American Red Cross

March 30, 2020 - The American Red Cross is further extending the deadline to file for emergency financial assistance to people whose homes suffered major damage or were destroyed by the recent tornadoes that struck Middle Tennessee. The new deadline is April 7, 2020. READ MORE

First Horizon Foundation Supports Middle Tennessee Tornado Relief Efforts with $25,000 Donation and Matching Campaign

Donations made to the American Red Cross will be matched up to an additional $25,000

March 23, 2020 - First Horizon Foundation today announced that it is expanding its work with the American Red Cross to assist the communities affected by Middle Tennessee's recent tornado outbreak. Public donations to the American Red Cross will be matched by First Horizon Foundation, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $25,000. The funds will provide much needed support to the Cookeville and Middle Tennessee areas. In addition to the match campaign, First Horizon Foundation donated $25,000 to the Red Cross for immediate assistance with relief efforts.

"Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with our customers, friends and neighbors who have been affected by this disaster," said Carol Yochem, First Horizon's Middle Tennessee region president. "We know that many in our community have been deeply impacted and our Foundation is committed to providing support."

Given the temporary shift to drive-thru banking as part of our commitment to safety due to COVID-19, donations to the American Red Cross will be accepted online through the link below.

How to make a donation:

Red Cross Announces Emergency Financial Assistance Program Following Tennessee Tornadoes

Eligible households can apply for financial assistance to support emergency needs

March 14 - The American Red Cross continues to serve those affected by the recent tornadoes. Red Cross is prepared to provide financial assistance to support emergency needs to thousands of households that were destroyed or sustained major damage.

Beginning Monday, March 16, at 9 am, head of households may contact the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS to speak to a dedicated call agent to complete an application for financial assistance.

Assistance lines are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am -10 pm, Saturday from 7:30 am -8 pm, and Sunday 10 am -6 pm. The deadline to apply for emergency assistance is Thursday, March 27.

Regardless of whether a household qualifies for financial assistance, other forms of Red Cross support are available to the community. To learn about other resources, call 2-1-1 or visit

All Red Cross services, including financial assistance, are free and available to whoever to eligible households, regardless of citizenship or residency status, nationality, race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.


Related Articles:

Recent Articles

Study Shows ICU Patients with Low-Risk Penicillin Allergies Can Be Tested and Treated

Read More

Cummunity Comes Together Archives

Read More


Read More

Scope of Practice Update

Read More

AHIP Statement on Final CMS and ONC Interoper-ability Rules

Matt Eyles, president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), issued this statement following the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final rule on Interoperability and Patient Access, and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology final rule on Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program:

Read More

Alexander Statement on Final Electronic Health Records Rules

U.S. Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the Trump Administration released two final electronic health record rules:

Read More

A New Era in Nephrology

New therapies are beginning to come online to change outcomes for kidney disease patients.

Read More

Solving the Rural Health Puzzle

Hospital closures, alternative payment models, workforce issues and an older, sicker population have combined to create huge challenges in delivering rural care.

Read More

The Kidney Project: Pioneering Hope

The Kidney Project is bringing new hope to patients with end stage renal disease.

Read More

Saint Thomas, Nephrology Associates Partner on Transplant

Ascension Saint Thomas and Nephrology Associates recently announced an exclusive partnership to expand kidney transplant care.

Read More

Email Print



Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: