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CFMT Grantee: Affordable Housing Resources Stays on Tornado-Relief Course

‘This Has Dissolved into Disaster at the National Level’ Since forming more than 30 years ago, Nashville-based nonprofit organization Affordable Housing Resources, Inc. (AHR) has been laying the foundation for successful home ownership for Middle Tennessee’s workforce. The organization creates affordable housing and strong neighborhoods in 40 Middle Tennessee counties ...
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6 Months After the Tornadoes, Midstate’s Recovery Continues

CFMT Releases Report to the Community; Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund Makes 8 new grants Thursday, Sept. 3 marks six months since a series of tornadoes swept through Tennessee, leaving behind a path of death and destruction. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee released a six-month report to the community ...
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CFMT Grantee: ‘To Act in the Relief of Human Suffering’

For decades, UMCOR Arrives After Disaster Strikes Responding to disasters has been a part of the mission of the United Methodist Church long before “United” was added to “Methodist Church.” Under its original name, The Methodist Committee on Overseas Relief (MCOR) was founded in 1940 by the Bishop Herbert Welch ...
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CFMT Grantee: When Disasters Strike, It’s Nice to Know CRC Has The Necessities of Life Covered

Nashville-based Community Resource Center (CRC) serves more than 100 nonprofit agencies, providing them with new household goods, bedding, kitchenware, cleaning supplies, clothing and personal hygiene items for their clients in need. Its agencies represent a diverse client base that includes at-risk children, disadvantaged seniors, victims of domestic violence, refugees resettling ...
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CFMT Grantee: ‘It Takes a Village, and a Village Nashville was’

Founded in 1991 by Hal Cato, Hands On Nashville’s mission is to meet community needs through volunteerism. Today, HON connects thousands of volunteers of all ages to more than 300 service projects each month. The HON AmeriCorps Program is made possible through generous support from Volunteer Tennessee and The Dan ...
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CFMT Tornado Recovery

CFMT Announces 4 Additional Tornado Recovery Grants; $3.7M total to date

And now comes the rebuilding. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announces four additional grants totaling $227,000 to area nonprofits and organizations helping those affected by the deadly and destructive tornadoes of March 3. The Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund advisory committee approved the latest round of grants last week ...
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Out of the Storms Came a Beautiful Rainbow Called Recover Wilson

Recover Wilson represents a coordinated effort for tornado recovery in Wilson County, comprising churches and other nonprofit groups in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon and other communities. Few Middle Tennesseans know the long haul of disaster recovery more than Regina Girten. Girten, outreach pastor at Providence United Methodist Church in Mt. Juliet, ...
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CFMT Grantee: The Importance of Neighborhoods in Rebuilding and Recovery Efforts

Neighbor 2 Neighbor is a local and nonpartisan nonprofit founded by neighborhood leaders across Davidson County. Neighbor 2 Neighbor equips residents and neighborhood organizations with the tools they need to preserve and improve their neighborhoods. Formerly known as the Neighborhoods Resource Center, the organization was founded in 1997. It has ...
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CFMT Grantee: Farm’s counseling work remains vital to Wilson County tornado recovery efforts

Lantern Lane Farm is a nonprofit counseling center located in Mt. Juliet. Its purpose is to help restore people who seek a safe place to experience healing through traditional and equine-assisted counseling services in a peaceful, countryside setting. Counselors utilize a variety of approaches. The organization offers a sliding fee scale ...
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With disasters and recovery, it’s also about being prepared for the next time

The timing couldn't have been worse. Two months before the city would commemorate the 10-year anniversary of a historic flood that devastated the Nashville region, a series of tornadoes struck Davidson, Putnam and Wilson Counties in the early hours of March 3. Nashville, it seems, must brace itself for a ...
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CFMT Grantee: When disasters strike, Latinos rely on Conexión Américas

Founded in 2002, Conexión Américas builds a welcoming community and creates opportunities where Latino families can belong, contribute and succeed. As the largest Latino-serving organization in Tennessee, each year its statewide organization assists more than 9,000 individuals and their families in their desire to start and expand businesses, pay taxes, ...
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CFMT Grantee: At This Putnam County School, Disaster Response Training Is Part of Curriculum

Founded in 1994, Heritage Academy is a self-supporting, coeducational, Seventh Day Adventist college-preparatory boarding high school located in Monterey, Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau in Putnam County. The small school has an active program integrating academic, vocational and spiritual education. Service is a very large part of its institutional fabric ...
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