In the aftermath of the devastating tornado that hit Nashville in the early hours on Tuesday morning, the city of Nashville has pulled together to help those who have lost their homes and been affected by the tragedy. If you are looking for a way to join in and support these local initiatives, we have listed below several ways to assist those in need.
Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund
After the tornado, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee activated the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund. To donate visit cfmt.org.
Hands on Nashville
Hands On Nashville is working closely with the City of Nashville and the Office of Emergency Management to ensure all of the available resources are in place to help our community in the wake of Monday night’s destructive tornadoes throughout Davidson and surrounding counties. Head to this website to sign up to volunteering shifts across the region, and also find out more how to donate food and vital supplies.
American Red Cross
The local subsection of The American Red Cross will work with disaster victims to provide them food, medical help and other essentials. They are also organizing blood donation drives. You can donate and learn more about the organization and its work by clicking here.
Second Harvest Food Bank
This local food bank is working tirelessly to make sure people have the food and supplies that they need. To support them and volunteer your time, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nashville 2020 Tornado Crisis Support
This organisation is offering free mental health support to victims of the disaster. To arrange an appointment, click here.
The Onsite Foundation has organized an effort of independent and licensed therapists to support Middle Tennessee. If you are in need of Crisis Support or Grief Counseling, text 615-323-3191 to be connected to a licensed therapist in your community to schedule an appointment. Click here for more details.