West Tennessee Volunteers Prepare For Isaac Relief
UNION CITY, Tenn. – Dozens of volunteers in Union City are preparing for Tropical Depression Isaac. The Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services is a non-profit organization in Union City specifically designed to help in an event of severe weather. Volunteer Susan Pollock is no stranger to severe weather. She survived ice and snow storms. “Spent 24 hours in a shelter, and so I realized what the needs were and people came in and brought us items that we needed,” said Pollock. So after she got news about Hurricane Isaac, now a tropical depression, she immediately wanted to help. “Then you realize what they are going through and you want to make life better for them,” said Pollock. Thursday afternoon, volunteers prepared comfort kits for those affected by the storms and those who may still be in harms way. The comfort kits contain basic items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, wash cloths, mini first aid kits, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, blankets, water and more. The organization already has crews outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana assisting victims, but organizers said they wanted to be prepared in the event Isaac causes severe weather in West Tennessee as well. “I think that is why I’m here. If you can see someone smile and know that they’re cared for that’s a major thing in life,” said Pollock. If you would like to donate NWTDS Hurricane Isaac Relief Fund, you can visit their website at: togetherforall.org. All donations are tax deductible.