Nashville Tornado Resources: How to Help & Where to Get Help

March 4, 2020

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Nashville Scene has put together a list of resources for those affected by the deadly tornadoes that hit Nashville early Tuesday, as well as opportunities for people who want to lend a hand?

  • Hands On Nashville's volunteer sign-up page, in conjunction with the Metro's emergency operations center:
  • If you want to donate money, you can do so through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund here:
  • The Community Resource Center is asking for item donations, particularly personal hygiene items, bleach, trash bags, gloves and box cutters. You can donate those here:
  • Also consider dropping a donation to Nashville Severe Weather, whose Twitter account @NashSevereWX provides real-time updates during severe weather. Donations can be made here:
  • North Nashville activist organization Gideon's Army is collecting item item donations and recruiting volunteers at Lee Chapel and Northwest YMCA. Donations can be made here:
  • United Way of Greater Nashville, which is working with the Office of Emergency Management, is accepting donations for its Restore the Dream Fund here:
  • The Donelson Fellowship has set up a disaster relief fund, and its pastor has encouraged people personally affected by the storm to contact Donations can be made here:
  • The Nashville USBG has organized a GoFundMe for service industry professionals in need of "assistance with medical bills, loss of employment or home damage, and funeral costs for the families of our community who have lost lives in last night's natural disaster." Donate here:
  • The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition has an assistance line for immigrants and refugees who may need help: 615-414-1030. The group also has a list of resources with translations in multiple languages at this link:
  • AirBnB has activated its Open Homes Program, which allows property owners to opt-in and allow their homes to be rented for $0 to displaced people. More information is here: