F3 Tornado Devastates Nashville and Surrounding Cities
In the early morning of March 3rd a devastating tornado ripped through Nashville and surrounding areas leaving devastation behind. Many have been displaced by damage to their homes and businesses and there were countless lives lost during the storms. If there is anything that we can take from this tragic experience it is that we are strong and resilient. Nashville is strong and resilient. Its neighboring communities are strong and resilient. We will come together as ONE to ensure that everyone is taken care of; fed, clothed, housed, houses rebuilt, businesses rebuilt. Because we are Nashville Strong.
Below is a list of resources if you feel led to help or are in need of help.
If you would like to express interest in volunteering for disaster relief efforts, please visit: https://www.hon.org/
(Please note: if you are experiencing technical difficulties with their website they are working to have them restored. There has been an outpouring of support from the community and the website is having a hard time keeping up with everyone trying to donate their time!)
Community Resource Center is currently taking product donations. They are specifically looking for personal hygiene products, bleach, trash bags, box cutters and gloves at this time.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is the city’s partner for collection of disaster relief funds. Please visit www.CFMT.org to donate.
If you were affected by this morning’s tornadoes and need a safe place to go, here is a list of Red Cross shelters:
Nashville: Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Avenue North
Nashville: East High School, 110 Gallatin Avenue
Mt. Juliet: Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Lane
Lebanon: Highland Heights Church of Christ, 505 North Cumberland Street
Cookeville: First Baptist, 18 South Walnut Avenue
If you would like to donate blood, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter your zip code to find a blood drive near you.
Residential and Commercial Assistance:
Roof Tarps, Water Mitigation, Board Up’s. Call our office at 615-822-0200 and we will be happy to assist you with your damage. Our teams are working around the clock to make sure that everyone in our area and surrounding areas is taken care of.