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Request for Disaster Response Supplies | October 29 Ship Date

It is Time to Fill the Truck!

October 18, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of Sundown Express in Gates, TN, the Nashville Episcopal Area has a semi-truck that we can fill and transport the supplies where our UMCOR teams need them the most. The shipment will leave our Area at the end of October, so please bring supplies to the indicated drop-off locations by the dates given below.

Our Area-wide Disaster Response Coordinator, Rev. Robert Craig, says that the supplies begin accepted for this shipment include the following:

Needed Supplies

Hygiene kits | DETAILS

Cleaning kits | DETAILS

Tornado buckets | DETAILS   (Tape list of contents to side of bucket.)

Tarps: 12×16 feet and larger

20-inch box fans

25-ft extension cords

2-gallon garden sprayers

Square-tipped shovels

Metal garden rakes

Please choose one of the following locations to deliver kits, supplies, and buckets. Feel free to use the closest, most convenient location. If a contact number is provided, please CALL FIRST to confirm hours/deadline before making a delivery.

Volunteers are needed on Monday, October 29, to help transport supplies as well as on-site at Feed America First to help prepare the load for shipping. If you can help, please email Robert at disasterresponse@tnumc.org.

Dropoff Locations

  • Feed America First, 319 Murfreesboro St., Murfreesboro, TN 37127 | Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (The Feed America First staff will palletize and shrink wrap supplies as they arrive! This is a great blessing for us.)
  • Cedar Crest Camp | 7900 Cedar Crest Camp Road | Lyles, TN 37098 (There will be an enclosed trailer located at the Cedar Crest office for deposit of supplies from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. If you have questions, call the camp office at 931-670-3025.)
  • Columbia First UMC | 222 W 7th St. | Columbia, TN 38401 (Dropoff at the church between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call the church for more information at 931-388-3306.)
  • New Chapel UMC | 5016 Highway 49 W. | Springfield TN 37172 (Please call Jim Rogers at 615-944-3327 to set up a delivery time.)
  • Waverly First UMC | 115 W Main St. | Waverly, TN 37185-1556 (Please call Betsy Haley at 931-622-0692 for a drop off time between 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday -Thursday)
  • Providence UMC | 2293 S Rutland Rd, Mt Juliet, TN 37122| (drop off time between 12:00 p.m – 4 p.m. Sunday, October 28 ONLY)

Churches on the western side of the Tennessee Conference also are welcome to bring their supplies to Jackson on Saturday, October 27, to Forty West Designs warehouse, 52 Ragland Rd., Jackson, TN.

The final load of supplies will be added to the truck at Feed America First on Monday, October 29.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Craig at disasterresponse@tnumc.org.