2012 News Archive
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Make Disaster Preparedness your New Year's Resolution. Resolve to be ready in 2013.
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NTDS would like to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas!
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families impacted by the tragic Sandy Hook shooting.
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NTDS is excited to announce that it will again be part of this year's 28th Annual Santa's Village at the Ned McWherter Agricultural Pavilion on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin on Thursday, December 6th from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Please drop by and show your support and help local children have a better Christmas this year. Thank you!
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Sign up now for the NTDS 2012 Christmas Assistance Program - helping Santa bring Christmas to low income families! Applicants may print their phone number and current address on the back page. Deadline is Wednesday, December 12th!
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NTDS is again proud to offer its annual Merry Mail as a service to our military families this holiday season! U.S. Armed Forces members and their families can send free online military-themed Christmas cards.
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NTDS has Disaster Relief Operations in New York City in response to Hurricane Sandy. We depend on donations to fund our relief operations. Please open your heart and give what you can afford to help those that need it most this holiday season. Make a tax deductible donation to NTDS (Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief) now at the bottom of this website. Thank you for your generosity!
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During National Preparedness Month, NTDS offers lifesaving Home Safety Facts - just in time for the upcoming Fall and Winter months.
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NTDS has volunteers stationed in Baton Rouge, LA distributing relief supplies to Hurricane Isaac victims. Residents are receiving basic cleaning and hygene supplies, blankets, and water. To help us replenish our supplies for the NTDS Hurricane Isaac Disaster Relief Fund, there are many easy ways to make a tax deductible donation on this site. Thank you!
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We are excited to share the official August Proclamation of NTDS Month in Tennessee!
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Show your support by visiting the NTDS booth at this year's 54th annual Obion County Fair from August 13th through August 18th!
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August is Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services Month! Join us in our vital humanitarian mission - whether through volunteering your time, making a donation or taking a safety class. Saturday, August 18th is the first annual Be A Lifesaver Day! This free public event will feature brochures, training, and demonstrations on how to save lives.
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It is with great honor that NTDS names entertainment icon, Taylor Swift as the recipient of our 2012 Honorary Star of Compassion Award!
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NTDS is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as a finalist in the 2012 Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program. The agency's scheduled voting day for the program is June 3, 2012. For more information on Toyota's 100 Cars for Good Program, visit their official website at: www.100carsforgood.com
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NTDS is accepting donations of new and good used fans for senior citizens in the area. Donations may be dropped off at the office at 1260 East Highway 22 at Lake Road Plaza Monday through Saturday. Call (731) 592-3947 to ensure that a volunteer will be on hand to accept the donation.
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Congratulations to Ridgemont Elementary School in Union City for winning first place in the NTDS 2012 Practice & Prepare Month program! Ridgemont Elementary won a visit from WPSD Local 6's Chief Meteorologist Jennifer Rukavina and a First Place Plaque! Special congratulations also goes out to Black Oak Elementary in Hornbeak, who came in Second Place and received a plaque and video from Jennifer! We would like to thank WPSD Local 6 and Jennifer for helping us with the program this year.
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Residents and businesses of Obion, Weakley, and Lake counties are invited to attend the grand opening of Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services new office on Friday, March 16th, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Meet our community volunteers and learn how you can help. Refreshments will be served and our Emergency Response Vehicle will be on display.
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A second free Mass Care class (ERV training, Shelter Management, Case Work, Mass Feeding & Supply Distribution seminar) is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at the office.
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March is
NTDS Practice & Prepare Month. The educational program will teach area school children five ways to prepare for a disaster. After attending a special presentation, children will be asked to take a referral form home with them and have family members sign off on the form that the family member was told by the student at least three ways to prepare for a disaster. The school with the most referrals will win a visit from a WPSD Local 6 Meterologist with plaques awarded to each school for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
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NTDS needs new donated supplies for its 2012 Disaster Preparedness Drive. Items needed are bottled water, cleaning chemicals, bleach, sponges, squeegees, gloves, paper masks, buckets, brooms, mops, shovels, and rakes. Donations can be dropped off at our office inside of the Lake Road Plaza at 1260 E. Highway 22 in Union City Monday through Saturday. All donations are greatly appreciated.
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NTDS will be offering free Mass Care Training on Saturday, February 11th from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Lake Road Plaza in Union City. Courses on ERV Training, Shelter Management, Case Work, Mass Feeding & Supply Distribution will be featured.
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We are pleased to announce that NTDS Apparel is now available! Purchase your favorite and show your support!
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On February 7, 2012, at 10:15 a.m.* CST, more than one million people across nine states will participate in the 2012 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut! Join us, along with CUSEC and FEMA in this region-wide earthquake preparedness drill!
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