Action News 5 Storm Relief Drive - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Action News 5 Storm Relief Drive

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Action News 5 and Clear Channel Radio Memphis collected monetary donations Wednesday for the victims of this past weekend's tornados and flooding across the Mid-South.

A steady steam of cars rolled through the Action News 5 driveway at 1960 Union Avenue.  The donation drive started at 5 a.m. and did not wrap up until 6:30 Wednesday evening.

All kinds of people donated, including Odessa Ardis, who collected pennies.

"Well I've been saving up pennies for the longest time," Ardis said.  "I can get rid of some of these pennies, I won't have to count 'em."

Other ways you can help flood victims:

Text "redcross" to 90999 - This is a $10 donation added to your cell phone bill

Call 1-800-REDCROSS, or to donate to the Mid-South Chapter of The American Red Cross, call 901-726-1690 (during business hours).

During the Mid-South Storm Relief Drive, $14,225.35 were collected.  The money collected will go towards:

  • Shelter
  • Cleanup kits
  • Food
  • Damage assessment
  • Mental Health Counseling

Action News 5 thanks all those that participated in the relief drive.

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