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How To Help After Nashville Tornadoes

The tornado that ripped through Nashville and Middle Tennessee March 3rd has left many businesses, homes, and neighborhoods devastated. The damage to our communities is severe, leaving many injured, homeless, and almost 50,000 people without power. 


Many of you have been wondering how you can help relief efforts and where to seek help, so here's what we know so far. Please help spread the word!




How To Help

Updated 3/16/20


Donate & Volunteer:


*Volunteer your time with Hands On Nashville by signing up for Davidson County clean-up, and they will update projects as they are identified. New: Mt. Gilead MBC will function as a donation distribution center 3/9 through 3/14 10-6pm. 

Update: If you've been self-volunteering without a team, report your hours so HON can keep track of everyone helping.


*This Week: here is where to volunteer with HON & Gideon's Army or volunteer with West Nashville DC (schedule through Friday 3/13)


*If you're interested in donating items such as personal hygiene items, gloves, bleach, trash bags, box cutters, and more -- visit Community Resource Center.


*Donate money to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund via The Community Foundation.


*Register to volunteer with Samaritan's Purse International Relief -- aiding Mt. Juliet, Cookeville, and Nashville.


*Help families in North Nashville with supplies like water, diapers, batteries, baby food, clothing, and more. Drop off locations, donate, and sign up to volunteer with Gideon's Army Nashville.

To request help, fill out this form and they will assemble a team.

Update: No longer accepting donations directing at ymca, but other drop off locations available.


*Volunteer for Mt. Juliet Tornado clean up -- they have a registration form that allows them to properly disperse your assistance. 


*Second Harvest Food Bank has opportunities to donate and volunteer. They are accepting monetary and food donations. Follow them to keep updated! 


*Volunteer with West Nashville Dream Center. Once you sign up, you will get updates regarding meetings and items needed.


*Apply to foster a pet to help those families displaced while they sort things out via Agape Animal Rescue.


*The Donelson Fellowship will be providing 5,000-7,000 barbecue meals every day until they’re no longer needed available mid-morning. They also have supplies for those who need it. 

Follow them for the latest updates on where you can volunteer.

Additionally, they have established a disaster relief fund in which you can make contributions.


*Find out where you can donate blood near you with the American Red Cross. Just need to type in your zip!


*Organizations -- if you need meals, Operation BBQ Relief can help. Call 386-222-2756. Martin’s Bar-B-Que is participating in Operation BBQ Relief and are providing free meals for those in Davidson, Wilson, or Putnam counties, available for pickup and delivery. 


*Text RELIEF2020 to 41444 to donate to United Way relief fund.


*Grimey's is accepting donations to support The Basement East staff.


*Volunteer to help Putnam County by emailing [email protected] They will access needs and assign accordingly.


*Southeast Regional Community Center is collecting clothing, shoes, blankets, and more 

through March 21st.


Free & Discounted Services:


*Call Crisis Cleanup for free assistance to Tennesseans who need help with debris removal and home cleanup through March 20th. Call toll free 1-800-451-1954.


*If you are in need of Crisis Support or Grief Counseling, please text 615-323-3191 to be connected to a licensed therapist in your community for free support.


*Showerup Nashville is a service offering free mobile showers and hygiene to those in need.


*If you need emergency housing, Airbnb is offering select homes in the area for free until 

March 23rd.


Update: If your office is without power or inhabitable, Industrious is offering complimentary work space for 2 weeks. RSVP here or text OFFICE to 65047 for details.


Update:*U-Haul is offering 30 days of free storage to those affected by the storms.


*The Oakley Lumber Company is offering to sell product at cost to help with rebuilding expenses.


*Moxy Nashville Vanderbilt is offering special rate hotel rooms for anyone displaced by the storms which includes parking fees for $127.


Purchase a #NashvilleStrong Unisex T-Shirt, and the net proceeds will go to The Community Foundation For Middle Tennessee.


*The Roof Store is offering free green tarps to anyone that needs to cover their roof after storm damage.


*JW Marriott Nashville is offering a special discounted rate of $199/night to anyone affected until March 21 with the code 5VD.


*If anyone needs aerial images or footage for insurance, Steve Cross is drone licensed and will do it for free.


*100% of proceeds of this "Donut Forget I Love You" tee from Five Daughters Bakery will go to Community Foundation For Middle Tennessee.


Update:*Tide Loads Of Hope is posting up offering free laundry service. Follow them for updates on locations.


*Get free help from TN Dept. Commerce & Insurance with filing claims and 

questions at these pop ups.


*Bode Nashville is offering 25% off on lodging to Nashville residents who lost their homes. Discount is good through the end of March with code SAVE25.


Purchase Towards Proceeds:


*Buy a "We Are Nashville / We Are Tennessee" hoodie or t-shirt, and all proceeds with 

go to relief funds.


*Purchase the "Love Biscuits, Love Others" Charity Tee from Biscuit Love and all proceeds go to Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund.


*Buy one of Market & Kings' "Nashville Love Bracelets" and all proceeds will go to The Community Foundation of Middle TN for disaster relief.


*Buy this digital compilation from Chicken Ranch Records to help support relief funds.


*Purchase any item from the Tennessee Flag Collection at Paige Barbee Jewelry and proceeds will go to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Emergency Response Fund until everything is sold out.


*Pre-order a Project 615 Nashville Strong t-shirt and 100% of the proceeds will go to disaster relief.


*The Hideout Salon and Lounge are donating 20% of all services to local relief funds through the end of March.


*For every tie dye sold, Sovereign Mama will donate the money & donate a tie dye for families in need. They want to give a little color to people who need a little light in these dark times.


*Order online from GoodBuy Girls and use discount code FRIEND20 for 20% off all orders. This code will be good for at least a week, and the purchases made will help offset the loss of their storefront needing repairs.


*The Shop Forward is donating all proceeds from their CMT Country Gives Back t-shirt to the American Red Cross Southern Tornado and Flood Relief Program


Stylist your.mane.witch is offering free hair wash and style at Curl Coven in Nippers Corner for anyone without power or water until everyone is reconnected. Additionally, if stylists need employment after the damage to other salons, please email [email protected] to inquire about chair availability! 


*Check out these upcoming benefit shows that aid in disaster relief (updated daily, so if you have a fundraiser coming up, let us know at [email protected]).


*Baked On 8th is donating all profits this month (all of March) to local relief efforts.


*All proceeds from Stella Shops "Rep Your Hood" hats this month will be donated to Community Foundation For Middle Tennessee.


*All proceeds on the Dualtone Store through the end of March will be matched by Dualtone and donated to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.


*Pre-order this new COIN t-shirt, all proceeds go to tornado relief funds.


Gofundme Donation Accounts:


*Donate to 37206 Service Industry Tornado Relief on gofundme.


*Donate to the Nashville Tornado Hourly Wage Victim Assistance gofundme account to help those losing income due to their employers having to close after the tornado damage.


*Donate to the gofundme account dedicated to the owners of The Wild Cow who lost their home.


*Donate at least $15 to the Attaboy Tornado Relief and Support gofundme, and NashvilleAnalytics will send you Nashville Strong cookies.


*Donate to the gofundme account dedicated to Tornado Relief Fund for Service Industry Workers helping members of our food and beverage hospitality community lost lives, homes, jobs, and health.


*Support High Garden Tea in their repair costs with this gofundme.


*Donate to the East Nashville / Germantown Restaurant Workers gofundme.


*SILO Restaurant has a gofundme to raise money to give their their employees while they rebuild.


Shelters, Support Requests, & General Information:


*Update: Business Disaster Recovery Open House postponed to 3/26. Educating local businesses impacted by the tornado. Informative gathering to focus on financial tools available for economic recovery.


*Sort your debris so it's ready for pickup. Metro Public Works have laid out some guidelines, and will have trucks circulating this weekend for curb pickup.


*River Queen Voyages has offered to use their vans for transportation of supplies, food, and folks needing rides.


*Job Listings: If you're looking for temporary or full-time employment after being displaced from you job, we'll be updating this guide of postings we've come across. If your company is hiring -- please let us know at [email protected]


*Creative Mornings Nashville has organized a lost and found. Please follow them for current drop off locations and hours they will be available to look for belongings.


*The Equity Alliance is providing residential relief and education efforts in North Nashville to assess the needs of residents home-by-home. Our organization is also working with attorneys, real estate developers, banking and insurance professionals to help residents make informed decisions about how to deal with their property damage and loss.


*Keep up to date on road closures and be sure to limit unnecessary travel so that emergency vehicles can get to where they need to help. 


*If you have non-emergency clean-up requests, please call 3-1-1.


*Anyone suffering from PTSD, please call the Nashville Crisis Line at 2-1-1.


*Individuals displaced by the storm can call Tennessee Housing Development Agency or by phone at 1-877-428-8844 to help locate short-term or permanent rental housing.


*Anyone who lost their Driver's License due to the storm can get a free duplicate -- fees for those impacted will be waived.


*We Are 6ONE5 has a support request form to inquire about things you need right now.


*If you know anyone who needs internet, coffee, sleep, or power in general, The Dive Motel is offering to use them as a staging ground and will help however they can.


*Bring supplies (except clothing) to any of the following emergency shelters for those displaced by the storms:


*Nashville: Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Ave. N.

*Highland Heights Church of Christ, 505 N. Cumberland Ave.

*East Nashville High School, 110 Gallatin Ave.

*Hadley Regional Center, 1037 28th Ave. N.

*Hermitage Community Center, 3720 James Kay Lane

*Smith Springs Community Center, 2801 Smith Springs Rd.

*Hadley Regional Center, 1037 28th Ave. N.

*East Park Community Center, 600 Woodland Street


If you know of additional options to help, please 

email [email protected] and we will get it added.