give a little.

You may not have heard much about what its residents have been going through lately thanks to a lil ol’ bomb scare in NYC, but things are pretty dire in Tennessee. Over the past week record rainfalls brought the Cumberland River to nearly 52 feet.

Music City USA was hit particularly hard with an estimated $1 billion in damages. Many buildings and houses are flooded beyond repair, and tourist attractions are closed just before the height of the vacation season, which will bring unknown economic repercussions to the region.

More than 20 people have died since the floods began.

If you have an extra $5 or $10, why not give it to the Red Cross and help the people of Tennessee get back on their feet? It only takes a minute, but the impact is immeasurable.

I-24 Eastbound on Sunday May 2, 2010. Photo: Tom Stanford/www.tennessean.com

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