December 2023 News

December 14th, 2023

Northeast High School Multi-Agency Disaster Relief Center

The Northeast High School Multi-Agency Disaster Relief Center is closing at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 18. Donations that remain on-site will be distributed to local agencies and the coordinated Clarksville-Montgomery County warehouse space.

The Red Cross Shelter is moving from Northeast High School to Park Lane Church of the Nazarene at 225 Cunningham Lane at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 18. You can access the free Red Cross Emergency app or call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) and select the disaster option for more information about resources from the Red Cross.

FEMA has moved to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library at 350 Pageant Ln #501. Please call 1-800-621-3362 or visit for more information.

World Central Kitchen and Macedonian Missionary Service will serve their last meals at Northeast High today. We appreciate both of these incredible partners for coming to Clarksville-Montgomery County to serve our community. For more information on World Central Kitchen, visit For more information on Macedonian Missionary Service, visit

Since Saturday, December 9, over 500 CMCSS employee volunteers and numerous partners have been able to serve thousands of community members in need with tens of thousands of meals, donations, and services. As we close operations at Northeast High, numerous community agencies will continue to need your support over the coming days, weeks, and months. Please visit the City of Clarksville or Montgomery County Government websites and click the “Tornado Information” banners for more information on how you can support.

Thank you, Clarksville-Montgomery County, for showing the world the true meanings of community, empathy, love, and service!

December 14th, 2023

Northeast High School Multi-Agency Disaster Relief Center

Northeast High School, 3701 Trenton Road, will be a Multi-Agency Disaster Relief Center through Tuesday, December 19, coordinated by CMCSS and Northeast High School administration. The Red Cross Shelter only will be open through Friday, December 29, at the latest, to allow time for Northeast High School to prepare for classes to resume on January 4. Our doors are open for anyone who has been impacted by the tornado and is in need of support or resources.

The Red Cross Shelter will be open 24 hours a day. Other services will be available only between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Law enforcement will be on-site 24 hours a day.

At this time, there is not a need for additional volunteers to show up at Northeast High School. Hundreds of CMCSS employees have been volunteering and are continuing to sign up to assist at Northeast High School.

Please see below for the services provided at the Multi-Agency Disaster Relief Center:


CMCSS has coordinated a meal service and distribution center. With support from World Central Kitchen, Macedonian Missionary Service, Red Cross, Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Foundation, and numerous restaurants, food trucks, and community partners, Northeast High School will be serving and distributing over 3,000 meals per day. Volunteers will be delivering hot meals to affected areas across the community every afternoon.

Warm meals will also be served on site for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

We appreciate the support, but CMCSS is following Red Cross policies and not accepting donations of warm meals from citizens. For the health and safety of recipients, meals are being prepared by ServSafe certified organizations. CMCSS is accepting donations of non-perishable food items. See donations section below.

Red Cross Shelter

The Red Cross Shelter at Northeast High School has beds for those who have been displaced by the tornado. The shelter provides a warm place to sleep at night and showers, in addition to the other services provided by CMCSS.

The Red Cross is providing help for immediate medical needs, including lost prescriptions or medical equipment needs.

You can access the free Red Cross Emergency app or call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) and select the disaster option for more information about resources from the Red Cross.


CMCSS is coordinating donations at Northeast High. Anyone who needs clothing, non-perishable food items, toiletries, and other supplies are encouraged to come to Northeast High School.

If you would like to donate, for the health and safety of recipients, items must be new and may be brought to the Northeast High School location at 3701 Trenton Road until Friday, December 15. After Friday, December 15, donations can still be brought to Spring Creek Baptist Church at 2760 Trenton Road or one of the other community donation drop-off centers in the community.

Monetary donations are encouraged to allow people to buy items. The official donation link is under the “Tornado Information” banner on the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Government websites.


  • Non-perishable food items
  • Juices
  • Sodas
  • Fresh fruit
  • Snacks
  • Baby formula


  • Vaseline
  • Lip balm
  • Hot Hands
  • Diapers
  • Pull-ups
  • Sweatpants (All sizes/genders)
  • Underwear (All sizes/genders)
  • Children/adult socks


  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • Facial tissue
  • Gallon zipper storage bags
  • 13-gallon trash bags
  • Small first-aid kits
  • Baby bottles
  • Cat/dog food
  • Flashlights
  • Laundry detergent
  • Suitcases/bags

There are numerous other partners across the community accepting and providing donations to survivors. Please refer to the City of Clarksville and Montgomery County Government websites.


CMCSS will be supporting the Clarksville Transit System with transporting survivors from affected areas to the Northeast High School Multi-Agency Disaster Relief Center as well as other shelters and centers for support.

CMCSS buses will also be supporting community service providers by transporting volunteers for clean-up efforts to and from affected areas.

Laundry Services

An LG mobile laundry trailer is available at Northeast High School.