Tornado Relief Information for Our Community

As many of you know, our Nashville and Middle TN community was hit by devastating tornadoes during the early morning hours of March 3rd, creating a path of destruction that has left those communities with a lot of work ahead to re-build.

We wanted to make sure that if you wanted to help that you had the most up-to-date and reliable information and have compiled a list below of how to help. We will be updating this frequenting and also start to include relief events that are popping up. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Nicole ( as we are also looking to ways to help rebuild #NashvilleStrong.

Where to Donate:

Community Foundation of Middle TN
Phone: 888-540-5200
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Website

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is the primary charitable repository for cash, and would maintain ultimate authority and control over the Metro Disaster Response Fund, a program designed to meet the needs of our community during disaster. The agency would convene the Metro Disaster Response Fund Advisory Committee to evaluate requests for cash assistance and make distributions from the fund to tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations assisting with efforts to rebuild the lives of individuals and families affected by a local disaster – both immediately and long-term. The committee is comprised of a designated representative from the Mayor’s Office, The Office of Emergency Management, Interdenominational Ministerial Fellowship, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Middle Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (MD TN VOAD), business community, and representatives with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Nashville TN Store
“I Believe In Nashville” T-Shirts

100% of the profits from purchasing a “I Believe In Nashville” T-Shirt will go towards the Community Foundation of Middle TN.

Second Harvest Food Bank
Phone: 615-329-3491
Second Harvest Food Bank Website

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee fights hunger by providing food, services and education to 46 Middle and West Tennessee counties, including the Nashville Davidson County area. During a community crisis in Nashville, Second Harvest would help in the coordination of basic food items to areas that need it. The organization was formed to provide a central distribution center for companies, groups and individuals who want to help provide food to people in Middle Tennessee who are hungry. Second Harvest is part of a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks and food rescue programs throughout the United States. In Middle Tennessee, the agency distributes food to more than 500 non-profit partner agencies.


How to Volunteer:

Hands On Nashville
Phone: 615-298-1108
Hands On Nashville Website

Often, during a community crisis, people are eager to volunteer their time and energy to help communities recover. During a disaster, the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management would rely on Hands on Nashville to connect volunteers with people and agencies that need help. Hands on Nashville links volunteers with available volunteer opportunities and helps coordinate large-scale volunteer efforts.

American Red Cross
Phone: 615-250-4300
American Red Cross Website

The American Red Cross has a long history of providing assistance to disaster victims around the world, and is the lead community agency responsible for sheltering and mass care services in Nashville. The Nashville Chapter American Red Cross will help identify and provide damage and needs assessment for disaster victims, and ensure that they have food, clothing, water, medications and other basic essentials.

Salvation Army
Phone: 615-242-0411
Salvation Army Website

The Salvation Army has a long-standing history of ministering to children and families in Nashville, and would provide fixed and mobile feeding sites, clothing, bedding, lodging and other emergency aid to victims, if a disaster strikes. Also, the agency would provide case work and financial counseling services to families.


Shelters Open:

Nashville – East High School, 110 Gallatin Ave.
Mt. Juliet – Victory Baptist Church, 1777 Tate Ln.
Lebanon – Highland Heights Church of Christ, 505 N. Cumberland St.
Cookeville – First Baptist, 18 South Walnut Ave.


Where to Go To for Insurance Claims (if needed):


TDCI has set up the following mobile claims units with insurance carriers at locations below:

Centennial Sportsplex
224 25th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203

Home Depot
955 S Hartmann Dr, Lebanon, TN 37090

Putnam County 911 Center:
700 County Services Dr
Cookeville, TN 38501

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