Free Resources for Tornado Survivors
Dresden, TN. (WNBJ)-
On rainy days like today Dresden residents who lost everything during Friday’s tornado are looking for shelter. Jason hypes at the Weakley County Center for Adult Continuing Education has teamed up with local organizations to provide resources to these individuals. Jason Hypes (Human Services Weakley County Emergency Management) stated, “we are providing services to several community members. One thing we have is the warming shelter we’re in now. Where people can come and get a good night’s rest if they need it, they can charge their cell phones. We also have a bathing facility where they can clean themselves.”
The warming center will be open 24 hours while the community is in need. The center can operate at this high capacity due to volunteers like Destiny Comer a Jackson resident and Bethel University student who is spending her holiday break serving tornado survivors. Destiny Comer (Bethel University Student) informed us, “they were needing help here in Dresden, Tennessee my nursing instructor Jason Hypes contacting some of the nursing students from bethel and asked us to volunteer to rotate shifts here at the shelter. Just so someone could be here at all hours.”
Destiny told 39 news she’s grateful to be able to serve others in their time of need, especially during the holiday season. In the spirit of giving the center is asking for donations. Jason Hypes (Human Services Weakley County Emergency Management) stated, “we don’t need clothes at this time. However, we are taking in personal hygiene supplies, water, and those sorts of things. "Anyone who is interested in donating or may need access to these free services can visit weakleycountytn.gov.