Tuesday, May 10, 2011
– Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry (The Band Perry) joined both the Greene County Chapter of the Red Cross and the Greene County Disaster Relief/Donation Center to assist in relief efforts in their home area.
Their current touring schedule on Tim McGraw's Emotional Traffic Tour has allowed them little time to return home since the storms devastated so many in the Greeneville area.
"Nothing is more important to us than family, community and service to others," said Kimberly Perry. "We have been anxious to visit our neighbors and help as much as we can. We hope that we helped to raise awareness of the needs in the area and we're very happy that we could publicly thank and acknowledge the tireless efforts of all the local disaster relief workers."
In Tennessee, since April 27, the Red Cross has served almost 40,000 meals; and more than 26,200 snacks; and delivered about 1,500 comfort kits. More than 5,000 meals have been served by the staff at The Oaks Retreat center over the last week. On Monday The Band Perry joined the Red Cross in these distribution efforts.
The Band Perry next traveled to The Greene County Disaster Relief/Donation Center/Command Center, on the campus of the Free Will Baptist Family Ministries. This location has served as the official site for the disaster relief center in the Camp Creek Community. While there, Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry spoke to the media with their thoughts on the day and the urgency of the continued need for help. They highlighted what goods and services are currently needed.
Gatorade, vitamin water
Easy to open canned foods
Cleaning supplies - mops, buckets, brooms, dust pans, disinfectant cleaner, baking soda
Building supplies - hammers, nails, tacks, saws, screwdrivers,
Rakes, Shovels, wheel barrels, flashlights, batteries, candles,
Small appliances - small microwaves, small coffee pots
Towels, disposable Wipes
Paper goods (paper plates, plastic eating utensils, paper towels, toilet paper)
Trash bags, zip lock bags, sandwich bags
Clothes, furniture and water are not needed.
Monetary donations made payable to Greene County Disaster Relief, mail to FWBFM 90 Stanley Lane, Greeneville TN 37743