CROSSVILLE (WATE) – As the clean-up continues, several residents are still without power in Cumberland County and surrounding areas. The American Red Cross is setting up seven shelters in the state, including one in Crossville which houses over 200 people.
After this weekend’s snow and ice storm, Cumberland Fellowship Church is one of only a few places in the county with power.
The Associate Pastor Sam Tollett says the Red Cross contacted them hoping to house a shelter for those in the dark.
“We have a check-in process where we check them in, we get them cots, blankets, toiletries and so many organizations, the good Samaritans in our town are providing tons of hot meals,” he said.
Tollett says along with help from the Red Cross, they have a full staff of nurses, more than 15 volunteers and the community has really come together to help those in less fortunate situations right now.
Several people and companies have donated to Cumberland Fellowship, including Wal-Mart, CVS and Lowe’s. They’ve donated cleaning supplies, diapers and even tissues.
Robert Young and his daughter Lia have been without power for three days. Lia says staying at the shelter has been very comfortable.
“It’s amazing, they give hot meals, three meals a day, they give snacks, hot showers, it’s just great they give you a place to stay and you can sleep,” said she said. “It’s just good to know there are a lot generous people in Crossville who came closer together to try to help each other out
Cumberland Fellowship Church says on Tuesday, the Red Cross will bring in mobile showers, laundry facilities and bathrooms for people staying at the shelter.