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Red Cross Financial Assistance Program

Red Cross Announces Emergency Financial Assistance Program Following Tennessee Tornadoes Eligible households can apply for financial assistance to support emergency needs

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sunday, March 15, 2020 – The American Red Cross continues to serve those affected by the recent tornadoes. Red Cross is prepared to provide financial assistance to support emergency needs to thousands of households that were destroyed or sustained major damage.

Beginning Monday, March 16, at 9:00 a.m., head of households may contact the American Red Cross by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS to speak to a dedicated call agent to complete an application for financial assistance.

Assistance lines are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m., Saturday from 7:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. The deadline to apply for emergency assistance is Thursday, March 27.

Regardless of whether a household qualifies for financial assistance, other forms of Red Cross support are available to the community. To learn about other resources, call 2-1-1 or visit All Red Cross services, including financial assistance, are free and available to eligible households, regardless of citizenship or residency status, nationality, race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.

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