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Many thanks to members of our community, organizations and businesses who have already expressed generosity and kindness toward those who have suffered damage and loss of property in our area.

In-kind donations should not be brought to Keith Church. Those items should be taken to American Bedding. Details regarding donations and where to take them are below.

If you need immediate assistance with shelter, food, water or personal items please go to the Red Cross Command Center at American Bedding at 276 Dennis Street. If you need emergency financial assistance contact Coordinated Charities at 745-9625.


In-Kind Donations for McMinn County

A collection/distribution site at the old American Bedding warehouse located at 276 Dennis Street (beside Lowe’s). Food, clothing, and other items may be donated there. Coordinated Charities, SETHRA, and Red Cross will be there to offer assistance to those affected by the storm. Coordinated Charities will distribute funds donated to United Way.This location will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day through Saturday, December 10 and 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 11. If you know someone needing assistance please refer them to that location.

Financial Donations for Tornado Victims in McMinn County

United Way is working with local agencies to ensure funds reach those in need, and 100% of the donations will be distributed locally.

By Text Message:
Donations may be made via mobile device by texting MCMINNSTORMS to 41444

By Mail or Drop-off:
Checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 1681, Athens, TN 37371, or dropped off at the United Way office located at 313 Church Street, Athens