Toledo Red Cross leader assisting Tennessee flood victimsWritten by Jason Mack | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Yenrick, executive director of the American Red Cross Greater Toledo Area Chapter, arrived in Chattanooga, Tenn., May 8 to assist in fundraising efforts to address the floods.
“I’m doing a lot of follow up right now,” Yenrick said. “They’ve raised more than $600,000 in Chattanooga so far. I’ll be doing some outreach calls with businesses all this week.”
Yenrick will stay in Tennessee through May 15.
The Mississippi River has risen to 47.6 feet and is expected to crest at 48 feet tonight according to the Army Corp of Engineers. The record crest was 48.7 feet in 1937. More than 1,300 homes from Tennessee to Arkansas have been ordered to evacuate.