American Red Cross is required by Congressional charter to undertake disaster relief activities to ease the suffering caused by disasters. Emergency assistance includes fixed/mobile feeding stations, shelter, comfort kits, first aid accessment, food, clothing, emergency medical supplies.
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is the emergency management agency for the state of Tennessee. TEMA is responsible for disaster relief, recovery and emergency preparedness statewide.
Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) are community organizations that assist their local communities during disasters.