United Way 211 Promoted For Continued Tornado Relief

Thursday, September 17, 2020

A joint press conference was held at the Hamilton Family YMCA in East Brainerd promoting ongoing tornado relief efforts. The press conference, hosted by County Commissioner Sabrena Smedley, City Councilman Darrin Ledford, Lesley Scearce of United Way of Chattanooga, and Diane Jarvis of VOAD, focused on using the United Way 211 as a central hub for those still needing assistance due to the devastating Easter tornado. Dedicated staff will take calls and connect services, helping streamline the assistance process.

Commissioner Smedley stated that the need is still out there and receives calls regularly from area residents still needing services ranging from debris clean-up to navigating insurance claims that have fallen short or even been denied.

Lesley Scearce of the United Way told reporters that a special fund was set up and still available to help those affected by the tornado. By using 211, we will continue to connect folks to the help they need, she stated.

Councilman Ledford of East Brainerd stressed the importance of furthering the efforts of recovery and rebuilding through the implementation of 211 and expressed sincere gratitude to the dedicated organizations in their continued efforts. Councilman Ledford stated that by using 211, we could ensure that no one is left behind.

Residents affected by the tornado still seeking assistance are encouraged to call 211.



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