Tornado Recovery Connection
In partnership with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, local agencies and community groups are coordinating efforts to address your recovery needs and help our neighbors rebuild from the March tornadoes. The Tornado Recovery Connection helpline provides callers throughout Middle Tennessee with resources for immediate relief and helps identify those with long-term needs.
If you or a loved one still need assistance (clothing, financial, housing, etc) a result of the tornado, please call the Tornado Recovery Connection at 615-270-9255. This helpline will be open 24/7. Please leave a message and you will receive a call back within 24 hours. We are currently serving Spanish and French languages and are working to increase the options available. LEARN MORE.
- Those wanting to volunteer should do so through Hands On Nashville https://www.hon.org.
- Those wanting to donate food should do so through Second Harvest Food Bank: https://www.secondharvestmidtn.org/act/donate-food/host-a-food-drive/.
The Community Resource Center (218 Omohundro Place, Nashville, TN 37210) is collecting items to distribute throughout affected areas. For information on its latest needs, visit @CRCNashville‘s Instagram account.
CRC continues to urge people to donate to their Venmo and purchase from their Amazon Wishlist. Find that information below:
- You can donate using Venmo (Username: @CRCNashille) or through its website.
- You can also order off of CRC’s Amazon wishlist, (Address is 218 Omohundro Place, Nashville TN, 37210 if it doesn’t populate.)
Community Resource Center Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday
**Those dropping off donations are asked to place donations in the large yellow bins outside of the center.
Donate Medical Supplies for Community Assessment System
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. is asking local businesses to donate latex gloves and masks to help with the city’s COVID-19 response. Donations can be taken to the Community Resource Center, 218 Omohundro Place, Nashville, TN 37210. Large donors should fill out a form at covid19.nashville.gov.
- Surgical face masks and N-95 masks
- Isolation gowns
- Disposable exam gloves
- Sani-cloth wipes
- Face shields
- Hand sanitizer
- Specimen bags
- Red top viral tubes (lab supply)
- Nasal swabs (lab supply)
- Large trash cans
Additional Locations Accepting Donated Items
- Schrader Lane Church of Christ, 1234 Schrader Lane, Nashville, TN 37208, is open to donate food. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
- Visit the Red Cross Blood Services or Medic Regional Blood Center’s website to find a blood drive near you.
- The Red Cross is experiencing severe blood shortages right now due to canceled blood drives across the country. If you are able to donate blood, you can fulfill a critical need felt by our neighbors. Click here to learn more about the need and the measures the Red Cross is taking to protect donors from COVID-19 exposure. Then click here to schedule an appointment.
Tornado Relief Grant for TDHS-Licensed Child Care Agencies
ChildcareTennessee, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) have partnered to administer Tornado Relief Grants for TDHS-licensed child care agencies affected by the March 2020 tornadoes. Child care agencies can apply for lost income, response and recovery operations costs, equipment, materials and supplies, and consultants and coaches related to the disaster.
Counties eligible for the Tornado Relief Grant include Benton, Carroll, Cumberland, Gibson, Humphreys, Morgan, Putnam, Smith, Wilson and parts of Davidson county.
Licensed child care agencies interested in applying should visit www.childcaretennessee.com. Child care agencies not yet registered on ChildcareTennessee.com will need to register before applying. Child care directors can register now and set up an account for free.
Tornado Mortgage Mitigation Program
The Tornado Mortgage Mitigation Program provides free mortgage mitigation services to help defer homeowners’ mortgage payments for 6-12 months. If you are a homeowner struggling to pay your mortgage after it was damaged by the tornado, contact one of the below resources:
Services for those displaced
United Way of Greater Nashville offers an inclusive resources service, where those affected can call 2-1-1 for its referral helpline, which can provide up-to-date information on emergency shelters, food pantries and related services. For information, visit unitedwaynashville.org/programs/2-1-1.
Debris + Tree Removal
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