VOLUNTEER

PUTNAM COUNTY TORNADO RECOVERY

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help Putnam County survivors of the March 3rd, 2020 Super Tuesday Tornadoes.

To sign-up:

1.     Complete the online registration.

2.     Download + Print the Volunteer Waiver Form

3.     Sign + present form in-person the day-of volunteer assignment.

 

Please understand that cleanup and recovery processes will be ongoing. Once you have registered, you will be placed on a standby list as a needed and ready resource for the volunteer leadership team. Once the need arises, you will be contacted by one of our volunteer team leaders.

The number of volunteers per day will be dependent upon assessed need each day. This is based on requests for assistance submitted by survivors. We understand, and appreciate, all efforts to support those affected by the storms and want to ensure everyone has a chance to help.

Note: You may also sign-up in-person at the Volunteer Reception Center, located at the Putnam County Fairgrounds,  155 Fairground St, Cookeville, Women’s Building, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Mondays).

DRESS CODE 

Appropriate workwear required, e.g. work shoes, long work pants, no shorts, no sandals or flip flops. Long sleeves are recommended. If you have safety glasses/goggles and/or gloves, it is recommended you bring them. Some may be available, as supplies last. 

Must be 18 years or older.

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Putnam County Tornado Survivors' Distribution Center will be moving this week.
 
In order to best accommodate the long-term needs of survivors, the Distribution...
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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Putnam County and City of Cookeville officials announced today the implementation of a debris removal plan that will soon begin on city...

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Our community cannot say THANK YOU enough to those who have dropped off and shipped supplies literally by tractor-trailer loads.
 
As our logistics/...
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SURVIVOR TEXT ALERTS:

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Now that all residents who we are aware were displaced during the tornado have found accommodations, the Red Cross Shelter will be closing tomorrow, Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 12 noon. 
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Due to refrigeration and storage restrictions, we CANNOT accept:
 
Perishable Items / Items Needing Refrigeration
 
Also, to ensure food is not wasted...
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Volunteer to help the survivors of the Super Tuesday Tornado

VOLUNTEER

PUTNAM COUNTY TORNADO RECOVERY

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GUIDELINES FOR PUTNAM COUNTY RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY THE TORNADO

As clean-up begins, Putnam County Officials highly encourage those affected by the March 3 tornado to follow...

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Cookeville Electric has an estimated 50 to 100 number of households are still without power. Main roads of focus currently: County Farm and Royal Oak
There will be some homes that...
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City of Cookeville and Putnam County Fire Departments are enforcing a Burn Ban until further notice.
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Per Double Springs Utility District:

All water sampling is complete. The boil notice is officially removed.

 
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It was officially confirmed this evening by the National Weather Service that the March 3 storm in Putnam County was an F-4 category tornado.
This means at least 175 mile...
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As of right now, this is the list of 18 tornado victims that have been identified in Putnam County.

Jessica Clark – 30’s female

Amanda Cole – 34 year old female

Hattie Collins...

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A message to campus from Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham:

Dear Campus Community,

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ALL PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED Wednesday, March 4 - Friday, March 6. The...

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Putnam County and Cookeville officials will hold a press conference at 6:10 p.m. to give an update on the deadly...